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: Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy. Then select Advanced from under the Settings section. From here you can choose to allow, block or be prompted for first and third party cookies.
Mozilla Firefox: Go to the Menu > Options > Privacy & Security. Then go to the Cookies and Site Data section and make the appropriate selections to block or manage cookies as required.
Google Chrome: Go to Settings and select Advanced. Under ‘Privacy and Security’ select Content settings and then Cookies. From here you can then manage the cookies.
Safari: Go to Preferences > Privacy and select the Cookies and Website Data option. From here you can block or manage cookies.
Other browsers: For other browsers the Help option should be able to advise you on how to delete cookies.
Last updated: 1 October 2014