2What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari, Google Chrome) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
A visit to any page on alliance-scotland.org.uk may generate any of the following types of cookies:
Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your “text size” preference and generates a basic session – No personal information is contained within this session and we are unable to identify a user with it. It contains your browser type, time of visit and an IP if available.
The following cookie is strictly required for security purposes and cannot be disabled. This cookie helps prevent security breaches and protects yourself and alliance-scotland.org.uk. It does not store any user information or data and cannot identify any user.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party (Google Analytics) generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.
We are unable to use these cookies to identofy individuals and they are used for statistical purposes only.
Other third-party cookies
From time to time, alliance-scotland.org.uk might display video or audio content from other sites like youtube. These third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, alliance-scotland.org.uk are unable to access these cookies. These third-parties are also unable to access any data within cookies set by alliance-scotland.org.uk.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. For example, we cannot remember your text size preference without the use of a cookie to store it in.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
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