What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny text file that is sent by a web server to your web browser and stored. Cookies are either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie is deleted when you close your web browser and end your session. A persistent cookie is downloaded and stored on the computer’s hard drive. This cookie remains valid until it is manually deleted or reaches its expiry date. Cookies can gather information about the computer you are using and analyse your usage of a website in order to help with improving the website and creating a more tailored user experience. The information provided by the cookie will not identify you personally.
Cookies can also enable users to access certain parts of a website, and proceed with specific transactions.
At thewealthworks we use Google analytic cookies and site cookies.
- Site cookies: These control accessibility, and control what web pages you can and can’t see. They enhance your website experience, allowing you to move easily between pages.
Third Party Cookies
Internet Explorer (version 11): Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced. From here you can choose to block all cookies by overriding the settings for how cookies are handled by your browser.
Mozilla Firefox (version 32): To block cookies go to the Menu > Options > Privacy. Then select the option ‘Use custom settings for history’ from the drop-down menu and un-tick the option ‘Accept cookies from sites’.
Google Chrome (version 37): Go to Settings > Show advanced settings > Content settings, and then select ‘Block sites from setting any data’ under the ‘Cookies’ heading.
Other browsers: For other browsers the Help option should be able to advise you on how to delete cookies.
Last updated: 1 October 2014