What are cookies
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user gains access to a certain website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each visit.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user or their device.
Cookies don’t search your computer for information.
Cookies register the information you provide through your browser. When you enter information on a website, the cookies store your information and enable an auto fill system to fill in the necessary information into the desired field.
Cookies are harmless, they do not introduce any viruses on your device, nor do they store/take any other information which you have not provided and they are all encoded, this is all for your own safety, so that your private information is not accessible by hackers.
There are two different types of cookies:
Session cookies - Temporary and are erased when you close your browser. The next time you visit that particular website it will no longer recognise you or your device and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is no information in your browser to indicate any previous visits
Persistent cookies - These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last
Cookies used on Wamma.
Temporary and are erased when you close your browser. The next time you visit that particular website it will no longer recognise you or your device and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is no information in your browser to indicate any previous visits
These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last
Small electronic images throughout each web page. We use web beacons anonymously to be able to study a users browsing pattern, thus enabling us to make future improvements when and where necessary.
Most computers have Adobe Flash installed on them. Flash may store small files that are used in the same way as regular cookies on your computer. These are known as ‘Local Shared Objects’ or Flash cookies.
Third party cookies:
We may work with other approved companies and business partners (‘third parties’) who place their own cookies or web beacons on our site. They work in much the same way as our own cookies but are not actually placed by us. Any third parties that do place cookies on our website are required to collect information in a specified manner, i.e. not for their own purposes.
Interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.
However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
You can change computer’s browser settings to either block, delete and/or control the use of all third party cookies.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
You can block cookies:
in Internet Explorer (version 10)
- Click "Tools" > "Internet Options" > "Privacy" > "Advanced" in Firefox (version 24)
- "Tools" > "Options" > "Privacy" > select "Use custom settings for history" > Untick "Accept cookies from sites" in Chrome (version 29)
- "Customise and control" > Click "Settings" > "Show advanced settings" > "Content settings" > select "Block sites from setting any data" under "Cookies" heading.
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