by SEQ Legal
Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
This document is based on an SEQ Legal cookies policy form available at www.website-law.co.uk. Premium legal documents, including an employment agreement (full time) , are available for download from SEQ Legal's websites.
Cookies on this website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
- virtuemart (our shopping cart) - session cookie
- addthis.com (social media sharing buttons) - persistent cookie
- google analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz - these cookies are all persistent, except for _utmc, which is a session cookie
- facebook.com and twitter.com load persistent cookies with their Like/Follow buttons.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognise your computer when you visit our website
- to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the shopping cart, forum and Freelance Finder on our website
- to improve the website's usability
- to analyse the use of our website
- in the administration of this website
- to personalise our website for you.
Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
- to track your browser across multiple websites
- to build a profile of your web surfing
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector
- in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.
- in Google Chrome click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar, select "Options" (it is called Preferences on Mac and Linux and Settings on a Chromebook), click the "Under the Bonnet tab", click "Content settings" in the "Privacy" section, click the "Cookies" tab in the Content Settings dialogue that appears and click "Delete cookies".
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use the forum or shopping cart on this website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
- in Internet Explorer you must manually delete cookie files
- in Firefox you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.
- in Google Chrome click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar, select "Options" (it is called Preferences on Mac and Linux and Settings on a Chromebook), click the "Under the Bonnet tab", click "Content settings" in the "Privacy" section, click the "Cookies" tab in the Content Settings dialogue that appears and click "Remove all" at the bottom of the dialogue box (to delete a specific cookie, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie and click "Remove").
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
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