A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded on to a device when an
internet user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise
a user's device. Cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to
pass information from page to page during a single user's website session. Cookies
do not identify people; they are defined by a combination of a computer, a user account,
and a browser.
in particular are important in the provision of many online services.
There are three major types of cookies:
1. Session Cookies: these connect the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire immediately when you log out and close the website that sent them. They are not written to your hard drive and do not collect any information from the user's computer.
A typical example would be a cookie that remembers what you stored in your shopping basket so that it is available at checkout.
2. Persistent Cookies: these are stored on your hard drive. Websites use persistent cookies to remember things like your preferences and shopping history.
3. Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects): these may be stored on a user's computer when users have Adobe Flash installed and view Flash media, such as video clips. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them using a browser.
Adobe's website offers a tool to control Flash cookies on your computer.
For more information, see the aboutcookies.org: FAQ.
A cookie makes the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. They save time and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and efficient.. They can also be necessary for a website to function effectively and provide you with the information or service for which you visited the site.
To support our website, www.lowemissionhub.org will occasionally embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with embedded content, for example, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. www.lowemissionhub.org does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.
For more information about controlling cookies in individual browsers, see aboutcookies.org: How to control cookies.
For more information about deleting cookies in individual browsers, see aboutcookies.org: How to delete cookies.
You can control Flash Cookies through Adobe's website.
In addition to find out what third party cookies are stored on your PC and possibly to remove them, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk to opt-out.
We want you to understand why www.lowemissionhub.org stores cookie information on your device and gain your consent to do so. As of 26 May 2012, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) require that all UK websites have to gain consent from their users to store information on their devices.
For more information, please see aboutcookies.org: Cookie Law.
Last updated: 06/01/2014