So What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website stores in your web browser's cache to allow it to identify you. They are not programs, and cannot harm your computer.
Cookies might identify you personally, such as when you log into a site, or just your machine when you visit a site to remember preferences you selected or to track your visit from page to page.
Cookies are typically used so a web site can remember where you left off the last time you visited. Some examples would include what you had in your shopping cart, which products you viewed, etc.
Does that mean websites know who I am?
That depends! If you log into a website, then yes they will know you by the details you provided. If you have not provided any details then they won't know.
Does this website set cookies?
No, essex-behavioural-therapy.co.uk does not set any cookies in your web browser directly. We do, however, use some widgets on our site from third parties which do set cookies.
What are third party cookies?
Third parties are other websites who provide functionality to this website. We use Google Analytics to track where our users have come from and which search terms they used to find us. Google place several cookies on our website to accomplish this.
What if I don't want these cookies?
You can delete any cookie you don't want from your browser and you can set your browser to accept/block cookies on a site by site basis. Information on how to control cookies in the most popular browsers follows:
- Internet Explorer:
It is always a good idea to update to the latest version of your browser from a security/privacy point of view. Many of the latest browsers incorporate "do-not-track" functionality.