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What is a Cookie?

 

A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website.
There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies typically have a short lifetime and expire when the browser window is closed.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

From May 2011, it has become law in the UK to ask permission before storing ‘non-required’ cookies on a person’s computer, which is the purpose of the small bar you may see at the top of each page. Cookies that are considered a requirement include most ‘session’ cookies, which are typically used in website login systems and to remember user preferences.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; and We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit;

[Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.] [Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.]

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.
Google Analytics may use cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Google’s privacy policy is available at:

http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We Use Twitter Application for you to log in to our Whats On Section –  Twitter uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that the Twitter services—including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads—use these technologies: to log you into Twitter, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant ads.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514#

Our advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
To view our full ‘Privacy Policy’
Click here: http://www.buckstv.co.uk/buckstv/privacy_policy.html
By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

 

For more details and a guide to deleting and controlling cookies
Click Here to this EXTERNAL website:   www.aboutcookies.org/
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