Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
A visit to a page on Curler may generate the following types of cookies:
- – Curler user cookies
- – Anonymous analytics cookies
- – Third-party cookies
Curler user cookies
When you use Curler, we may send one or more cookies to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let Curler help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may convey anonymous information about how you browse the Service to us. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
We cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
Third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you like Curler using the Facebook like button, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Options’ and ‘Privacy’.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the website.