Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer or mobile device, or similar, when you visit a website. They are designed to hold a reasonable amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
What cookies do we use?
We can classify cookies into two separate categories, being those what are necessary for the functionality of the website, and those which we collect to analyse your activity to improve how the website works. The table below – which will be updated from time to time – gives you a brief explanation of what types of cookies we may collect, what the source of the cookies is, why we use the cookie, how long we retain the cookie, and whether the cookie is necessary for the website’s functionality or not:
|Name of cookie||Source||Expiry / Retention period of cookie||Purpose of the cookie||Is if necessary for the website’s functionality?||How can you block the cookie|
|fr||3 months||The purpose is advertisement. The cookie contains encrypted Facebook ID and browser ID.||No||https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217|
You can manage and delete cookies as you may wish.You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.Be aware, however, that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences). More detailed control over site-specific cookies can be exercised through the privacy and cookies settings in the browser on your device. Many browsers may also be set in such a manner as to prevent any cookies being placed in your device, however, this may require manual adjustment of your preferences when visiting a website or page, and certain functionalities may not work properly or at all.