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There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does The Crow’s Nest use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions, in descending order of importance:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify registered users and allow them to access the “back-end” sections of the website.
We use functionality cookies to remember your preferences, to remember your name when you comment on an article, and to remember whether you have voted in a poll.
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We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. For example, like many websites, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. When you share an article on Facebook or Twitter using the buttons provided, third-party cookies may again be used.
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then you might find the instructions found in this BBC article helpful.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.