What is a Cookie?
Cookies are used by websites to enhance your user experience. Cookies are simply text files stored on your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.
For example, if you personalize the site’s pages, or register with any of our site’s services or share an article through a social networking website such as Facebook or Twitter, a cookie enables joshchandler.co.uk to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site such as sharing content through your online social networks.
They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic.
They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
No personally identifiable information yougive us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, sothey cannot personally identify you with that information onour web site.
Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web.
Which Cookies Are Used On joshchandler.co.uk?
Google Analytics - This helps us to track non identifiable information on location, time spent on the website and where the visitor originally found the web page.
If you wish to opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics, you can follow this link for simple instructions on how to add a simple tool to your web browser.
Furthermore, you can learn about Google’s view on protecting your privacy at this link.
Facebook - If you click the “Like” or “Send” Facebook button on one of our articles, you will need to be logged into your Facebook account in order for the action to take place.
We don’t have direct access to this data, and do not use it in any way to personally identify you.
This means you won’t find you are suddenly being contacted by us, or signed up to any promotions or email newsletters we may provide in the future.
However, Facebook will keep a record of this anonymous data for 90 days.
If you wish to disable Facebook tracking your browsing activity, we recommend you click this link to learn more.
Disqus – If you chose to leave a comment on a joshchandler.co.uk blog article, you will need to be logged into your Disqus account or through OpenID (i.e Google, Twitter, Facebook etc).
We do have access to your email address that you sign up to Disqus with. We promise that we will not willingly sell this email address to third parties.
We can also see the IP address you posted your comment from. However, it doesn’t personally identify you unless you are logged in. Again, we don’t engage in selling user information to third parties.
Twitter - If you chose to share an article on Twitter, you will need to be signed into Twitter.com. We have no direct access to your Twitter account once you have signed in.
How To Modify Your Web Browser To Disable Cookies
Here are links to information on how to disable cookies in the following web browsers:
Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.