Cookies

What are cookies and how do we deal with them?

Our website uses ‘cookies’, which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They are sent from the website’s servers to your computer or mobile phone and stored on your device, and may then be sent back to our website’s servers with updated data as you browse our website. Cookies are used to record information about your preferences as you browse our website, which allows us to improve your experience by tailoring the website accordingly. Cookies can also be used to identify you every time you revisit our website.

Types of Cookies

A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.

Third-Party Cookies

Our website uses a selected number of third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your computer or mobile phone as you browse our website. Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as Flickr and YouTube, you may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. Community do not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for further information. Please also note that, if you use one of the ‘sharing tools’ on our website to share content using social networks, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. Community do not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for further information.

 

Blocking Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings. Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and others you visit regularly.

Deleting Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will also allow you to delete selected cookies currently installed on your device. Please be aware that deleting cookies already stored on your device may impact on the usability of our website and others that you visit regularly.

For more information on cookies and how they work, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org