What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and number, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. For more information see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
What cookies does UKERC use?
We regularly monitor visitor trends for our web sites. Through the use of the Google Analytics service we are able to view visitor activity including number of visits, pages viewed, repeat visitors and referral information. We do not, nor are we able to view the actual identity of anyone who visits our web sites. Any detailed information that we do acquire is used only to gauge the performance and usefulness of the UKERC website and to help us plan for future development. The Google Analytics systems use their own cookies - more detail of which is available here
Third party cookies
Most cookies you will encounter when browsing the UKERC web site are considered 'third party' cookies. This simply means the UKERC web site has used a feature supplied by an external provider, such as YouTube or Twitter which sets the cookie. Third party cookies are not inherently more or less risky than first party cookies. The only thing to bear in mind is that the external provider, not UKERC, determines what type of information is stored and how it is used.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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