What are cookies?
Cookies are small files, containing a short string of numbers and letters, that are placed automatically by a website into the cookie folder of your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. The cookies that I could use can be split into the following categories:
- Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for important features of a website to work. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
- Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using the service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible.
- Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of a website and services.
- Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Cookies I use:
Duration: 30 days
UK cookie consent plugin cookie used to record that you accepted cookies on the notification bar
Duration: 30 days
A WordPress cookie which tests if your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
This is a tracking cookie used as part of Google Analytics.
This cookie is also part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).
Duration: 1 minute
This cookie is also part of Google Analytics.
Duration: 1-3 day
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. For further information about removing cookies, visit whatarecookies.com/delete.asp.
Furthermore you can control some 3rd party cookies by using privacy enhancement platforms such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.