What are cookies?
Cookies are very small text files containing information that is stored on an internet user's device when visiting a website. The cookie is sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses. The information a cookie contains and its purpose is determined by the website operator and can be used by the web server every time you visit that site.
Cookies are used to save time and make visiting web sites more efficient, to record site usage and remember information input on forms and pass information from page to page during a single user's website session.
They can be used for many different reasons - from remembering login information and what is in your online shopping basket and in respect of online adverts so you see more adverts suited to what you want.
- the pages you visit on Congresscentre.co.uk
- how long you spend on each Congresscentre.co.uk page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
- which of our pages are most frequently visited
- from which countries users are coming to our website
- the device type used
- the browser type used
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. This allows us to see which content is more popular than others.
The information that we collect from cookies is anonymous and does not identify people or collect personal data about website visits.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
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How can you manage your cookies?
How can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies
- allow all cookies
- block third-party cookies
- clear all cookies when you close the browser
- open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data
- install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Where to find information about controlling cookies
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More information to help you find out more about cookies can be found on the following
The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
To learn more about your rights to online privacy, please visit Data Protection Act 1998 and The Information Commissioner’s Office.
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