What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small information files which are stored on a user’s computer or device, the majority of cookies are used in order to improve your user experience when viewing web pages.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, some are functional, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website.
Without cookies a website will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.
What’s in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file which stores data on your computer, and usually contains anonymous information which identifies your computer to the webpage.
What type of cookie does this website use?
The only cookie used on www.thefurlong.co.uk is an analytical cookie. This basically means the cookie monitors certain things about your visit to the website; length of visit, most popular pages, whether you have been to our site before etc. This helps us determine whether advertising campaigns have been successful, and whether to change content on the site that is popular/unpopular.
This information is completely anonymous, and doesn’t tell us any personal details about who you are.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies you can do this through your web browser settings. For more information on how to restrict/edit cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.