BBC WebWise explains cookies very nicely:
The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. For instance, it can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first ever visit to a site – or your 71st.
Some cookies are more sophisticated. They might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes. They can also be used to store data on what is in your ‘shopping cart’, adding items as you click.
The possibilities are endless, and generally the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother - for no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder.”
Cookies on the Pixillion website
When you visit the Pixillion website a cookie is stored which helps us to collect information to help us monitor and improve the usage of our website, and the strategic development of our content and services. Cookies do contain a unique identification number, but they cannot personally identify you in any way.
We will only use the information that we collect lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Here is a list of the cookies we use on our website, and the purpose of each:
|Content Management System||Used for keeping track of sessions to control all CMS functionality including error tracking and page permissions. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.|
|Google Analtyics||Used to collect information on how visitors use the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymour form.|
|Google Maps||Used to store any preferences you set when using Google Maps. This cookie is set via a 3rd party and more information can be found via Google policy|
How to delete cookies and browse the web without cookies eneabled
After you visit our website you can remove the cookie from your computer. How this is done depends on which browser you use. To find instructions for your browser please visit About Cookies.
You can also browse the web without cookies enabled - though you may find that your eperience of using a website isn't quite as good:
Learn more about cookies
Pixillion is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. If you have any questions or requests concerning your personal information, cookies or privacy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also ring us or write to us using the details below:
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