What are cookies?
Cookies are far less scary than our blue friend over there… cookies are text files, located in browser directories. A browser is the software you use to access the internet eg. Explorer, Safari, Firefox. Cookies are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions.
Cookies are created when your browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Cookies are created not just by the website you are browsing, but also by other websites that run ads, widgets (small software application) or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
Why do I need to know about them?
What kind of cookies do Grannynet use and why?
Grannynet use vBulletin forum software. vBulletin generates cookies to record parameters relating to user preferences when browsing our forum.
Grannynet use Google Analytics to gather accurate statistics relating to the usage of our site. However, analytics cookies do not collect your personal data. The primary use of these cookies is to define what you look at on our site whilst you browse it.
Session cookies are temporary cookies which are created when you open our site and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your session. Every time you access Grannynet a new session will be created. The primary purpose of these cookies is to record the ID of your current session.
We allow the placement of adverts by third party advertising networks as source of revenue to make our community sustainable. Advertising cookies are used to gain information so that the adverts displayed are tailored to the demograph of each user, hence allowing the adverts which appear on our site to be as relevant as possible.
How to turn off cookies on your computer
The links below show how to do this in the most popular browsers:
If you are worried or have further questions about cookies then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org