What are Cookies?
Apart from tasting delicious with some Streamline Jam spread on the top…’Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
Visiting pages on this website may produce the following kinds of cookie:
Third party cookies
We set cookies to record that you are logged into the site to comment.
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. We use this information to improve the site.
These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as username and email address.
Third Party Cookies:
Many third parties, including social networks, set their own cookies. Because of the way cookies work, we cannot access them and nor can they access the cookies we set.
Turning Cookies Off:
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. If you prevent your browser from accepting cookies from us then your experience of the site may be affected.
Modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful.