What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic and provide other services for users and sites. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
How are cookies used?
Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website by providing additional features and by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data that you choose to share with us.
How can I make choices about cookies on my computer?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can find out more about cookies at All About Cookies and discover how to manage cookies on your computer here.
How are cookies used on Welcome to the Web?
Welcome to the Web uses Google Analytics to track and monitor statistics about visits to the site. No personal information is collected by these cookies. They are used to collect general information about use of our site, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. You can read the Google Analytics Privacy Overview here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, Google provide this browser add-on which you can install on your computers.