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.
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.
Click here: http://www.buckstv.co.uk/buckstv/privacy_policy.html
For more details and a guide to deleting and controlling cookies
Click Here to this EXTERNAL website: www.aboutcookies.org/
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