What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit any website. Cookies are then sent back to the source website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow the website to recognise a user's device and generally improve the user experience itself.
Cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the essential features of the site, it is advised to leave cookies enabled. For example, if you block or reject cookies, you will not be able to add items to your shopping cart, proceed to the confirmation of purchase, save your preferences (such as your preferred language), or use any of our products and services requiring user authentication. For example, if you block or reject cookies, you will not be able to save your preferences (such as your preferred language), or use any of our products and services that require user authentication. If you leave the cookies enabled, remember to make the de-identification (log out) when you finish using a shared computer.
Types of Cookies
- Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated whenever the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
- Session cookies - these cookies enable website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and ends when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. When you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies have different functions, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences.
You can find more information about cookies at http:www.allaboutcookies.org
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For more information about Google Analytics, take a look at the conditions of service here
Using web browser settings to manage cookies
- Additional information on disabling cookies in Firefox.
- Additional information on disabling cookies in Chrome.
- Additional information on disabling cookies in Internet Explorer.
- Additional information on disabling cookies in Safari.
- Additional information on disabling cookies in Opera.
Cookies for Social Network
This is the only way to be able to put "Likes" or similar in your profiles in the Social Networks you use.
Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, and all the others; give users the ability to share content with the world. Millions of people use these Social Network every day to keep in touch with friends, upload photos, share links and videos, and learn a lot about the people they meet.
Privacy policies vary from Social Network to Social Network and depend on privacy settings set in these networks.
- Go here for more information on the policy of Google:\u00a0http:www.google.com/policies\/technologies/cookies.
- Go here for more information on the policy of Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy.
- Go here for more information on the policy of Twitter: https://support.twitter.com\/articles/20170514-twitters-use-of-cookies-and-similar-technologies.