Cookies are very small text files that are stored by your browser.. They are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes and other advanced features. Cookies themselves don't usually don't contain much information except for the address of the website that created the cookie, the time the cookie should expire, and a random number, but they can be used in ways that causes other information about you to be stored and shared, depending on the design of the website(s) you visit.
Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it was commonly thought that it could not be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information. However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be (mis-) used to profile a user and share a information between subscribers to different websites and with third parties.
As a result. the European Union created legislation which applies throughout all 27 countries of the EU
There is not - at the time of writing - equivalent legislation in the Islands, but as part of the British Isles, both Bailiwicks closely follow the UK on matters of Data Protection, and we expect almost identical rules in due course.We have therefore decided voluntarily to comply.
This legislation requires website owners to obtain consent to the more intrusive uses of cookies.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies or persistent? What's the difference?
Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer and are can be activated again by the company that created it (which could be a third party having an agreement with the website owner), and so might be used to track your movements or the sorts of things you viewed, and affect the content you see whenever a website you visit also subscribes to the third party's services. (A persistent cookie continues to exist for as long as its creator specifies).
The cookie (there is currently only one!) that is used by our site are shown below.
It is a single session cookie. Your consent is not sought for this cookie, as it is necessary for the correct operation of the site. It is automatically deleted when you leave the site and no information about your use of the site is shared with anyone else.
If you wish, you may still block this cookie by changing your browser settings, but this could cause unexpected behaviour while you are on our site, so you should do this only if you are really sure you want to. You can also choose to delete any and all cookies you have on your computer at any time.
Name of Cookie: CONCRETE5
Purpose: Session cookie used to ensure correct operation of website
Persistent? No Third Party? No Necessary? Yes