What is a Cookie ...Sorry not the delicious tasty chocolate chip kind, more of a piece of computer coding
Cookies are pieces of computer code which are stored on your computer and which allow me to recognise the fact that you have visited the website. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable pieces of information and they are not functional i.e. cookies don’t do anything on your device, they simply act as a “label”.
What are cookies used for?
Improving my website:
For statistical purposes only, I only track how many individual unique users are received and how often they visit my website. Anonymous data is collected which tells me which of the pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users and from which countries. This allows me to see which content and products are more popular than others so I can improve my website. In order to do this, I use a web analytics tool called Google Analytics.
How can you manage your cookies?
Browser settings: Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.
These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies: You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.
Other useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: