|Written by Steve Dale|
|Monday, 14 May 2012 11:10|
1. Cookies Overview
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the lifetime of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.
We use analytics programs to gather non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf using cookies and code embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the
embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information.
The systems administrator uses this type of information, as with that obtained from any other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the service to its users.
2. Blocking Our Cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how to do this.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact or reduce the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view the information contained in your cookie, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. Some cookies expire as soon as you leave the website and some last for several months or years unless you delete them
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
3. Cookies set by Third Parties
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube.
As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example,
YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination or operation of these cookies.
You should with check the third party websites for more information about their own cookies.
|Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 11:18|