What Are Cookies
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
How Cookies Are Used
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons detailed below.
Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this site, and many other
websites, that you visit. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies That Are Set
If you create an account on this website, which presently is not an option, then cookies will be used for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out. However, in some cases, they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
Cookies are used when you are logged in so that this can be remembered. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
If this site offered a newsletter or email subscription services, cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered, and whether or not to show certain notifications which might only be valid only to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on Contact pages or Comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
In some special cases, cookies are also used by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web to help understand how you use the site, and ways that your experience can be improved. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so that engaging content can be continued to be produced.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
If used on this site, social media buttons, and/or plugins, will allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, will set cookies through this site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully, this has provided clarification, and as previously mentioned, if cookies are something that you are not sure whether you need, or not need, to enable, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled (in case it does interact with one of the features you use on this site). However, if you are in need of additional information,please send an email to email@example.com.