A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
- Persistent Cookies (Example)
- Session Cookies (logged in)
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- To recognise when your computer visits this website. This is used to let us know how many visitors we have and how many unique visitors we have. This allows us to know how widely used the website is and allows us to obtain better offers from companies
- To track your navigation across our website which allows us to identify user journeys as a whole and improve the website to make sure that members find the offers that they are after as soon as possible
- To see the traffic sources to the website to make sure that where we are advertising the service is getting the message out
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information and this will only be available to be viewed by the Blue Light Card Foundation. Google’s Privacy Notice is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- 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 block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
- in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files
- in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at Blue Light Card Foundation, PO Box 10960, Charnwood Edge Business Park, Syston Rd, Leicester, LE7 4UZ.