What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer or your mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser.
I use the following cookies on our site:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of my website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow me to recognize and count the number of visitors to my site and to see how visitors move around my website when they are using it. This helps me to improve the way my website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This information is anonymous – I do not collect anything that would identify a user. I combine individual user data with the rest of the visitor data and examine it as a whole to build up a picture of how the site is performing.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to my website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. I use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. These cookies may be set through my site by my advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. Also, by disabling these cookies you will also disable banner ads served by Google Adsense on this website.
Third Party Cookies
The website also carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
Diabethics does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of my site.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information on how to control cookies, please refer to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
For more information on how to delete cookies, please refer to: http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/.
Expiry of cookies
Cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.
Should you send me an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you but I will not use the information submitted through you for marketing purposes.