A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Cookies on The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice website are used in a number of ways. A full list of all the cookies used across Willow Wood Hospice website can be seen in the List of cookies generated by this site and the List of cookies generated by third party services.
1. Logged in User
The Willow Wood Hospice site allow users to login and retrieve personal information and account details. The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice also use a cookie in order to identify which user is logged in for the duration of the user’s session.
2. Google Analytics
The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the site. This helps us make sure sites are meeting users’ needs and to find out how we can make improvements.
Google Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit on the Willow Wood Hospice website, how long they are on this site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies helps The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.
Analytics cookies do NOT collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice do not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.
3. Social Media Sharing (AddThis)
The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice website carries embedded ‘share’ buttons via the third party AddThis service, to enable users of the site to easily share pages with their friends through popular social networks. AddThis sets cookies and the social networking sites may also set a cookie when you are logged in to their
4. Embedded videos (YouTube)
List of cookies generated by this site
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List of cookies generated by third party services
The Online Book Company and Willow Wood Hospice do not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by third party services please click on the links below:
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How to manage cookies
Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.
Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.
Further information about cookies
For more information about how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
The internet advertising industry has also produced a guide to online privacy and behavioural advertising, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu.