What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites.
What cookies does Newsworks use on its site?
We use four cookies from Google Analytics which are essential for users’ experience of our Site. They provide us with information on how many unique browsers we have had during a given period and how often people visit our site, where and when they tend to come in and which pages they were looking at before they left, and so on.
You can find out more about cookie use by Google Analytics here. The longest lifespan of these cookies is two years.
We have no means of tracking your surfing behaviour on other websites before or after you visit this Newsworks Site.
What is the legal position on cookies?
The law about use of non-essential cookies changed in May 2011. You can find more information about this from the Information Commissioner’s Office
In the meantime, you can tell your web browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to set a cookie. You can also tell your browser to disable and/or refuse all cookies, although doing so may affect your experience of many websites. Each browser has slightly different ways of handling cookies but you can usually find out how to do it via the ‘Help’ or ‘Settings’ options on your browser.