A cookie is a piece of information which a website transfers to
the cookie file of the browser on your computer. The browser saves
the information and sends it back to the website server whenever
the browser returns to the website.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain (internet
location) from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the
cookie (i.e. when does it expire), and a value, usually a randomly
generated unique number.
The types of cookies are used on this website:
- Google Analytics cookies
- Google Maps cookies
- Session cookies
- Setting preferences cookies
- Third party cookies
Google Analytics cookies
The Google Analytics cookies are used by Google Analytics to
track the sites users. This data is sent to Google which then runs
reports that Affinity Sutton can access about user's browsing
habits. Those are helpful, non-intrusive cookies.
Google Maps cookies
Google maps cookies track maps usage. Also
these cookies are helpful, non-intrusive cookies.
A session cookie expires as the user
leaves the website. This cookie is used for temporarily storing
anything a website might need to function properly.
Setting preferences cookies
These cookies are used to determine when a
user chooses how the site works e.g. background color, font
size. These are only activated once the preference has been
Third party cookies
page of the site uses a third party programme called “browse aloud”
for reading text on screen. This third party programme sets some
cookies which appear to store information regarding the country the
site has been accessed from.