Like most modern websites, my website uses small text files called cookies. These little files are needed to make modern websites work properly. This page provides information on what they are and how they can be controlled.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can tell your web browser to do so. Please click on the following link for further information: http://aboutcookies.org
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. These are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.
You can find out more information about cookies at: http://allaboutcookies.org
- to compile statistical data on the use of our website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it;
- to allow users to navigate through our website, including to allow registered users to access secure parts of our website; and
- to allow us to share our web pages via social media platforms.
3. How to control cookies
If you do not wish to receive cookies, then you can set your web browser to restrict or block them. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically be found in the ‘options‘ or ‘preferences‘ menu of your browser.
However, if you disable cookies then you will not be able to use all the interactive features of my website.
First Party/ Third party cookies
Refers to the web domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets the cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.