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The use of data cookies on this site - please read
« on: May 28, 2012, 06:30:28 am »
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer by some sites you visit.

Why we use cookies

The only cookies used by the The Brookmans Park Newsletter are associated with the site's community forum. They are there to enhance the experience of people visiting the site.

They are downloaded to your computer whenever you visit the home page and are there so they can display two front page features 1) the number and names of those logged on to the forum and 2) the latest posts from the forum.

When you log on to the forum another cookie is served so that the site can remember you are logged in. This is to save you having to enter your details every time you move to another page. It also helps us ensure that the forum is not being abused.

The forum without cookies

If you are a member of the forum and are not happy about another cookie being stored on your computer you should not log in. You will still be able to browse the forum but will not be able to take part in the discussions or send message. However, a cookie will still be placed on your computer when you visit the home page of the site where the forum information is displayed.

Limiting the life of a cookie

If you are happy for a cookie to be downloaded so that you can still contribute, you can click to select a limited duration for the cookie to be active using the drop down list next to the log in area.

Third-party cookies

Some cookies are placed on this site by third-parties. They are the cookies for Google Adverts and Google Analytics which are used by Google so that the company can track who is clicking the adverts, how often they click and where they are from (in order to serve more targetted adverts), and to help track the site's traffic.

There are also cookies served from Double-click, Google's advertising company placed in order to check on the use of the adverts. We also have cookies from the social media site Twitter for the information feeds on the front page.

Blocking cookies

If you want to disable all cookies in your browser you can follow the instructions in this useful tip sheet.

Disabling third-party cookies

If you only want to switch off third-party advertising cookies, you can visit the UK page on the Internet Advertising Bureauís consumer advice site. If you are outside the UK please visit the site's main page and select your country from the list.

User agreeement

By continuing to use our site without turning off your cookies, you agree to the placement of the cookies described above on your device. If you don't want this you can still use the site, but the experience will be limited.

EU cookie law

EU cookie law - the e-privacy directive - was drafted in May 2011 and came into effect in May 2012.

Our cookie policy

This cookie policy is reproduce on the site and can be found via a link on every page.
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Re: The use of data cookies on this site - please read
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 02:54:10 pm »
Do I get any milk with them? Are they chocolate chip? Can I take them home?
 

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Re: The use of data cookies on this site - please read
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 07:21:55 am »
A reminder

The law states that all website users need to be informed about the use of data tracking cookies before they proceed to use the site. 

This site uses cookies which are downloaded to your computer when you visit. It's important that you read our cookies guidelines before clicking on any pages. Once you have read the guidelines and continue it will be presumed that you have given your consent for cookies to be downloaded to your machine. The guidelines explain how you can block all cookies or block some cookies.

It's the duty of this site to ensure all users are aware of this. This message is to prevent having to create an intrusive pop-up for every visit - that would certainly bug me and put me off using the site.
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