What are cookies

Not the lovely smelling biscuits your gran used to make.

Cookies are small text items that are placed on your computer. The prime purpose is behavioural advertising although there are other uses such as tracking a users behaviour on a site.

Most tracking and advertising technologies used to deliver behavioural advertising use some form of client-side processing. It uses information from the user’s browser and terminal equipment. In particular, the main tracking technology used to monitor users on the Internet is based on “tracking cookies". Cookies provide a means to track user browsing over an extensive period of time and theoretically over different domains.

In 2010 the European Commission directed that all EU site producers obtain the users permission before storing information on their computer. That's the reason we ask for your permission thge first time you visit the site The directive is here.

Our privacy policy is here.    

 

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