What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny bits of data, stored in text files on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser.
The internet is a big jar of cookies.
They are used on most professional websites to improve user experience. They help remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (session cookie) or for multiple repeat visits (persistent cookie). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies help the internet play nice for you.
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as ‘web beacons’, or ‘pixels’. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Want to turn off your cookies?
You can prevent cookies doing their thing by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help).
Be warned though. You may find that website functionality is severely reduced. For the best experience web folks suggest you leave them on.
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Contact Form Cookies
If you contact me via the website contact form, a cookie might be set for you to remember your details for next time you write.