What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
They are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used. Session Cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. Persistent Cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. Persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
What Cookies Does This Site Use?
Persistent Analytics Cookie
SheCodes.co.uk uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google to report on website usage. This is so I can see which parts of my site are popular and conversely, which are not, so that I can continue to work hard not only to deliver content to you that is relevant, but also eliminate any errors that you may stumble upon.
What does this mean?
When you are viewing a website, a cookie is transferred to your browser by the web server and is stored on your computer. It can only be read by the server that gave it to you. The cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and provide information regarding your visit to our site. This information is anonymous and used purely for statistical purposes only. It allows me to track information, such as how many individual visitors I have and how often they visit my site. It also helps me to analyse what my customers find useful and to develop a better user experience. These cookies are Persistent Cookies which are activated each time you visit my site. They are anonymous and do not collect any of your personal data, expiring after 2 years.
Third Party Cookies
SheCodes.co.uk may from time to time embed video content from other website such as YouTube. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites. If you choose to use one of the share buttons on this website a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through, such as Facebook or Twitter.
I may be able to do many things, but I have no control over third party cookies. Please check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How Do I Control or Delete Cookies?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of this site.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.AboutCookies.org which contains lots of useful information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. It tells you how to delete cookies from your computer as well as giving more general information about cookies.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.