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1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:
For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. A list of all the cookies used on this website is set out below.
2. List of cookies on this site
|Name of cookie||Purpose|
|phpsessid||A PHP session allows a website to pass data from one page to another by allowing us to store user information on the server for later use (i.e. username, shopping cart items, etc). However, this session information is temporary and is usually deleted very quickly after you have left the website.Sessions work by creating a unique identification(PHPSESSID) number for each visitor and storing variables based on this ID. This helps to prevent two users’ data from getting confused with one another when visiting the same webpage.|
|wp-settings-2, wp-settings-time-2||These cookies are used by operate the website software we use to help manage blog specific site pages.This cookie expires when you close your browser.|
3. How to manage cookies
Cookies are sent to your browser by a website, and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as you do to use the internet), then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, follow the link below. You can also read your browser’s built-in or online help for more information.
How to control cookies www.aboutcookies.org.
4. Third party cookies
We use the following Third Party cookies that may also set cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
|Name of cookie||Purpose|
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz||A web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the News App and compile reports for us on activity on the News App.Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the News App, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.For information on how to reject or delete this cookie, click here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.|
|_twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, guest_id, k, secure_session, twid, twll, external_referer, h, js, lang||These cookies are used by our third party social media provider Twitter to provide functions such as our micro-blogging feed, referrer functionality, content sharing and to supply our twitter feeds on this site. These also allow articles and content to be tweeted without the need for your personal information and for comments to be made using your Twitter account.For information on how to reject or delete this cookie, click here: www.twitter.com/privacy.|
5. Cookies set by Third Party sites
We sometimes need to embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content from sites like these, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these so you should check the relevant third party website for more information.
If you share information on this site with friends through social networks e.g. Facebook or Twitter you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies so please check the relevant third party website for more information.
6. Other Third Party processing activities
If you shorten our site URLs, for example on Twitter or Facebook, we may use services such as goo.gl, bit.ly, tinyurl.com and ow.ly to do so, and our site works with these to rebrand our URLs as a www.viroc.co.uk link. Also our website sometimes offers features that allow users to share links with social networks and our site may shorten that URL using one of these services.
These services provide us with anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to the use of our shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access to the IP address of your computer collected by these services or any other identifiable information about you. Nor do they have any access to data collected on our website.
For more information on these services please see below: