2 What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that stores little bits of information - they are the computer equivalent to a 'sticky-note'.
The three uses we have are for cookies are our web stats system, the 'share this' buttons on our web pages, and Facebook.
4 Our Cookies
Our web stats system creates a picture of visits to our website; number of visitors, how long they stayed, how many pages they looked at.
The cookies contain:
Whatever it was you clicked on that brought your browser to our website - this helps us know if our advertising works.
The number of times you have visited us - shows us if people like and remember us.
The pages you looked at - this shows us what pages people like and also what pages people do not like.
The time you arrived and left our website - this tells us when our busy times are, and helps us decide if we need faster systems.
From this, all we know is somebody clicked on a link, they arrived on our website and looked at some of our pages. And that’s it, there's nothing else. We don’t know who you are, and without being rude, we don't need to - who you are is not important at this stage. The fact that somebody took the time to visit our little site is what matters to us. And for this we thank you.
5 3rd Party Cookies
For details on theShareThis and Facebook cookies, please visit their websites. It would be wrong of us to speak for them.
They also change their stuff all the time.... by the time we finished writing a description of what they do, it'll probably be out of date.
6 Rejecting cookies
You can set your browser to reject cookies if you do not want us to put cookies on your system.
If you have any questions about cookies feel free to get in touch.