- What are cookies?
Cookies are little packets of information that are stores on a user's computer by their web browser following a request by the website they are currently browsing. Depending on the type of cookie, they can last just whilst the user is browsing a website, or they can last for months or years.
- What are they for?
A few reasons that cookies are used are:
- to allow a website to tailor web pages to the user based on historic data.
- to target advertising based on historic data.
- to monitor traffic flow and website usage so that website improvements can be made.
- to facilitate financial transactions.
- Who uses them?
Almost all websites use them in some way, especially if e-commerce is involved.
- What is The EU Cookie Law?
This website uses a small number of cookies. We use them:
- during the checkout process by our e-commerce module.
- to monitor the use of the website using Google Analytics.
- to keep track of logged in users.
- to track whether the user has been shown the Cookie Implied Consent Notification on a previous visit to the site.
- What if a user blocks cookies using browser settings?
Users may use their browser settings to block cookies but the website may not work as expected if they do.
- How does a user delete cookies from their computer?
Popular web browsers usually have a function to remove all cookies (and other privacy data). This can usually be found under the menus like Tools/Settings -> Clear/Delete browsing history/data.