What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are simply small pieces of data or information sent by a web server to a web browser, which are stored as small text files on your computer's hard drive, whenever you visit certain websites. Their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have done there in the past. For example, cookies may track when you have logged into a site, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons.
- Examples of what cookies do:
- Allow websites recognise that you have already have given a username and password (signed in to a website) so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- Allow the measurement of activity on websites eg to discover what the most popular content areas/pages are
- Analyse visitor data to help us understand how you use our website eg are you a new visitor, or a returning one? When are our busiest times?
What does EOE use them for?
- Remember when you have logged into a site.
- Remember your user preferences, searches and favourites.
- handle any personal data you choose to give us during the completion of forms or registration.
- Track your usage of a site, via Google Analytics©.
- Track the success of our marketing campaigns. Additionally, EOE websites have a small set of carefully selected third-party providers.
- Target more relevant advertisements to you ()
- Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube© etc)
- Ensure better service delivery () .
Are cookies harmful?
Despite this, if you do wish to disable or remove cookies, please see the “Help” section of your browser or mobile device. Each browser or device handles the management of cookies differently, so you will need to refer to your appropriate “Help” documentation. However, as mentioned, please be aware that cookies are essential for certain features of an EOE site to work properly. If you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our sites and your use of our sites may be restricted.
You can delete cookies after your visit to our site, please control them through your internet browser.
Why are we telling you this?
What cookies do we use and why?
The following shows the full list of platform cookies, used throughout all EOE websites...(to be completed soon)