What is a cookie?
The following description was taken from Wikipedia:
"A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.
Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as way to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories - a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern Web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in under. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page full of sensitive information, or a message saying "sorry, you need to log in". The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user's web browser. If not implemented correctly, a cookie's data can be intercepted by a hacker to gain unapproved access to the user's data and possibly to the originating website."
You can easily delete cookies from your computer and can also use your web browser to adjust your privacy settings – in other words which type of cookies you accept from the websites you browse, and how you allow those websites to read the cookies.
More information about managing cookies can be found here:
Cookies for improving user experience
These are the cookies we use to manage your experience on the site:
|session_api_session||30 days||Reference code set by Moneywise to facilitate spam reporting.|
|SESS||23 days||Reference code set by Moneywise to support user preferences.|
|PERSISTENT_LOGIN||30 days||Reference code set by Moneywise if you checked the "Remember me" login option.|
|BC_BANDWIDTH||Date not set||Determines bandwidth to select the appropriate level of video quality|
Cookies for measuring use of our site
We use Google analytics to analyse how our users use moneywise.co.uk. Google analytics generate statistical information about website use by storing cookies on users' computers and tracking that user's journey through the website. The information generated helps us understand how people use the site which is very important as we strive to make it better. Google might store this information, although some of the cookies they use are deleted when you close your browser. You can find out more about the way Google cookies by visiting their privacy policies at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
Third party cookies
Cookies from plug-ins we subscribe to
We use a plug-in from Lockerz.com to allow you to easily share our content with friends on social sites and through e-mail. They plant cookies in order to keep track of how much you shared since they have a reward scheme which you can benefit from.
We use a plug-in from Facebook to allow you to share your comments on your Facebook wall.
Cookies from advertisers
See http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ for more information and how you can manage your preferences and opt out of receiving third party cookies.
We do not subscribe to any behavioural advertising solutions.
Third party websites