What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are stored on a website visitor’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a visitor and the website and can be accessed either by the web server or the visitor’s computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular visitor, or the page itself can contain some script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
For more general information on cookies see the ‘All about cookies org article’
Cookies used on this site
Statistics cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
1._ga – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site
_gat – Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site
Most web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.
Depending on which browser you use, further information can be obtained via the following links:
Firefox – support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Internet Explorer – privacy.microsoft.com/en-GB/
Google Chrome – support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari – www.wikihow.com/Delete-Cookies-Using-the-Safari-Web-Browser
Opera – www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
How secure are cookies?
There is a lot of concern about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy since they can only be used to store information that the website visitor has volunteered or that the web server already has.
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Greater Manchester Housing Providers for the purposes described above.