Last updated: June 25, 2019.
What is a Cookie?
What do Cookies do?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, most of which are highly beneficial to the user. A Cookie helps you to navigate between pages efficiently; they store your preferences, remembering what it is you like. Cookies really help to improve your website experience and so do have a benefit for the user. One really important feature of a Cookie is that they remember you and so if there are websites you regularly visit, when you login, the website remembers you and so as you move between pages it will keep you logged in. If the website doesn’t remember you, then you might have difficulty keeping logged in as you move from page to page.
Cookies are also really useful for website owners and can be used to help with their marketing and advertising. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting, but they can also be set by a third-party website who may be running content on the page you are visiting.
Below is a brief description of what the Cookies on WACE do and what they are used for. We are assuming that you are happy with this usage, but if you are not, then you can delete WACE Cookies having visited the website.
Cookies used on this Website
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Google Analytics allow us to see how people use this site. Using this Data, we can make the website better. We can’t identify individuals: all data is anonymous and aggregated. If you want to opt-out, please visit the following website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Social Media Buttons
We use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr, Google+, VK will set cookies through this Website which may be used to enhance your profile on their website or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. You should check the respective policies on each of these websites to see how any information that they may have gathered on your session is used and to find out how to opt out or delete such information.
External Web Services
Sometimes we have to use external web services, mostly to display content within this Website, such as YouTube. In time, we may use other external sources too. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these websites, or external domains from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services, then they will not know who you are, but they will still be able to gather anonymous information during any session on this Website.
How to Control your Cookies
Your browser will allow you to manage Cookies in some of the following ways (see your browser Help for how to do this), giving you the control over how cookies are used on your computer:
- Accept or reject all Cookies
- Accept or reject Cookies from a particular website
- Set your browser to prompt you each time a Cookie is offered
- View the Cookies stored on your computer and delete them, individually or as a group
It’s important to be aware that if you block cookies, many websites will not work properly, hindering your online experience. We don’t recommend turning Cookies off when using this Website.
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