What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer when you visit a website. It is used to track where you have been on the website and any activity you have carried out on the site, such as adding a comment.
1. Google analytics
The site uses Google Analytics to track visitors. These cookies track the pages that visitors use, the length of time they spend on each page, where the visitor came to the site from and any search terms they used to find the site.
The information provided from these cookies helps us to improve the site for our visitors. For example making our site easier to find by knowing what the major search terms people are using in order to reach to the site.
These are used only when you submit a comment to any of the news articles. The site simply stores your name and email address meaning we can then pre-populate this information should you wish to comment again, saving you time and improving your experience of using the site.
3. Third party cookies
On the donate page PayPal uses one cookie, which is served from paypal.com to make donations work correctly.
You can easily check your browser settings for the cookies that this site has stored on your computer. This is the information you will see:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Identifier|
|Google Analytics||_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz|
|News Comments||comment_author_[random_string] comment_author_email _[random_string]|
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