What are cookies?
When you visit a website, the website creates a small text file called a cookie on your internet device such as a computer, tablet or mobile phone. Your internet device stores it in a file located inside your web browser.
Cookies have different jobs and a website will often create multiple cookies that make your experience of a website smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences, allow you to remain logged in to a website or remember contents of your shopping basket. In short, they recognise you when you come back to a website and respond appropriately.
Strictly Necessary CookiesThese are cookies that are required for the operation of my website. For example, enabling you to log in to secure areas of my website.
These help me understand how people are using my site, so I can make my site better for you and try out different ideas.
For example, gathering anonymous data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages visited or where visitors have come from. I generally use independent analytics companies to perform these services for me and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company also known as third party cookies.
These help me recognise you when you return to my site, so I can personalise your experience for you. They can remember whether you’re logged in or out.
Third Party Cookies
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
- Chrome cookies settings
- Firefox cookie settings
- Internet Explorer cookie settings
- Safari and iOS cookie settings
- Opera cookie settings
By continuing to use my site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive cookies, I cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.Back