Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer. Cookies store a small amount of data specific to a particular client machine and website. Cookies are widely viewed as being integral to the users browsing experience for the majority of websites.
Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to load a web server machine with large amounts of data storage.
These cookies are stored in the memory of the computer during a browsing session. When the browsing session is finished, session cookies are automatically deleted.
These are not deleted when a browsing session closes. Permanent cookies can contain information such as user preferences for a website; removing the need to reapply preferences when a website is revisited. One popular use of permanent cookies is for web analytics; measuring visitors and collecting information anonymously, such as the number of pages viewed.
Adobe Flash is believed to have a penetration rate of 99% around the world. Websites that contain flash media, such as video or animation clips, can store Flash cookies, also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO’s).
HTML5 storage utilises a new storage medium for client-side processing for saving session information. Values can be retrieved even when a user has closed their browser and reopened it. Compared to cookies, HTML5 storage can hold more information.
The IBTimes UK website uses a variety of cookies to deliver on-page services to website visitors. Additionally, IBTimes UK use analytical products to deliver statistical reporting on how website visitors are interacting on the website. This data is used to improve website performance and continuously develop new content for our website visitors to enjoy.
IBTimes UK do not collect any personally identifiable information from the various services used on the website including analytical reporting. Additionally, no information is shared with 3rd parties and analytical data is kept only for internal organisational use.
Whilst IBTimes UK are implementing a suitable opt-in/out control solution, you may wish to manually control the cookies being placed on your machine. You can limit this to the IBTimes UK domain or every website that you visit through your internet browser Note: blocking certain cookies may affect the functionality of this website.
IBTimes UK are currently investigating cookie control systems for use on the website; this would enable website visitors to change their cookie opt-in/out status at any time.
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