Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies then send information to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
They are used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information. In some cases they can also be used to create a profile of your web surfing habits.
Cookies do not usually contain personal information. Some Cookies may, however, be used in combination with other information to identify you.
Types of Cookie
Cookies can be classified as either Session or Persistent cookies.
Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies will be set either by our website domain or by third party domains on our behalf. Cookies set by us on our website domain are referred to as First-Party cookies. Cookies set by third party domains, or set on or via our domain on behalf of third parties, are referred to as Third-Party cookies.
Which Cookies do we use?
We use First-Party and Third-Party cookies on our website, and both Session and Persistent cookies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for us to run our website and its essential functions, we use these cookies for the following purposes:
- – To ensure our website functions properly when you interact with it.
You can block or remove these cookies in your web browser but our website may not work properly.
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Third Party Cookies
These cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.
We have no control over third-party cookies and suggest you review the privacy policies of the
respective companies to make sure you’re OK with any personal information they collect
and how it is used and managed.
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We display our X timeline on this website to provide you with additional information.
manage any personal or technical data they collect from you.
How to block or remove cookies
By default, your web browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered and most browsers will allow you to refuse to accept Cookies. For example, in Google Chrome you can adjust your Cookie settings by selecting “Preferences”, “Advanced”, “Content Settings”, “Block all Cookies” and change to your preferred settings.
You can adjust your cookie settings for this website at any time here:
Accept Cookies by clicking "Accept" in the banner.
If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy, please contact us at: Liz.Ashworth@occtopus.org.uk