What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a website.
What do Cookies Do?
Cookies help to make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. For example, they can remember your preferences, login details or information you supply as you move through an application process. What cookies don’t do is store any personal or confidential information about you.
Cookies are important for things like online shopping – for example they’ll remember the items in your shopping basket and make sure they stay there until you complete your transaction.
When you revisit a website, cookies also help the site to remember your preferences or registration details.
Some of our cookies enable us to learn which advertisements bring customers to our website. This helps us manage our advertising spend by only using adverts and websites that prove to be effective.
Are Cookies Safe?
Yes, cookies are small text files. They can’t look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can’t carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Why Should I Keep Cookies Switched On?
We would like you to keep cookies active on your computer during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly.
Turning Cookies On or Off in Your Browser
You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them, or to accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using. We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website rely on them to work properly.
The Types of Cookies we Use
Like most large websites, The Marple Band website uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies collect any personally identifiable information.
We use session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit (your ‘session’) and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.
We also use certain cookies that are persistent. These remain on your computer after you have visited our site, meaning the site can remember your settings when you revisit us.
Third Party Cookies
As well as using cookies from our advertising partners, from time to time we may also embed external content from other third party websites within our website. These include sites such as Facebook and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own websites.