Here is some information about what cookies are and how we use them.
Why is it called a cookie?
Cookies have been used since the start of the World Wide Web. The name derives from ‘magic cookie’ – which is jargon for information shared between several computer programs.
What is it?
A cookie is a basic text file that can hold anonymous information. This is typically a unique user identifier and the website name.
When you visit a website a cookie may be placed on your computer. Each website can only view only the cookies it has itself stored on your computer.
Why use them?
Cookies offer an improved experience online by storing anonymous data about your visits to a website. This can persist for only the current “session” or may be retained for your subsequent visits.
How do they work?
A cookie learns and stores your preferences, allowing easier navigation between pages. Cookies are also used to display advertising content more relevant to you, based on website activity and approximate location. The Britain-Australia Society does not currently target advertising in this way.
Without using cookies a website will view you as a new visitor each time you visit and this can slow down your online experience. A cookie can, with your permission, store login information, so that you don’t have to log in repeatedly, or risk losing items added to your basket.
‘Third party’ cookies may be used by other companies that provide content on a website.
Our Cookies do not threaten your privacy.
How do I control my cookies?
Internet browsers provide a number of ways to control cookies. You can change settings to accept, reject, or block all or selected cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is offered. Information on how to do this for popular web browsers can be found here.
How to delete Cookies
Most cookies can be easily deleted. Select your browser here and follow the simple instructions.
Please be aware that your shopping or browsing experience could be seriously compromised by blocking or deleting cookies.