Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by
websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make
websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide
information to the owners of the site.
Examples of cookies could be: storing information to personalist
the webiste to your requirements. A website that sells things may
use a cookie to record item you have in a shopping basket. Cookes
can be used to record users behavious on a website, for example to
record the pages they have viewed.
There are two difference types of cookie that can be placed in
your browser by a website:
Session Cookies are only used
for the period you use the website and are delted when you close
your web browser A new cookie would then be placed in your
web browser if you were to visit the same website again the
Persistent cookies remain in
your broswer once you have left the site and closed your web
browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the
cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the
previous visit. For example to display certain things on the
homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set
them is not visited again within a certain timescale.
Wadebridge Town Council website only uses a session cookie that
is essential for the site to run.
Managing cookies on your pc
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the
browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to
see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them
visit the About Cookies
website. You can choose to block the cookies that are
set, however you must be aware that by doing so may mean that parts
of the site will not work correctly.
The law that controls how cookies are used on websites has
changed. There is more information on the
Information Commissioners Office website.