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Cookies - the low down
What are cookies?
These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user, albeit anonymously, and respond appropriately.
Autodotbiography uses very few cookies, the ones we use are:
this allows us to keep you logged in even if you go and make a cup of tea and the computer goes to sleep. Without it there is a danger that if you have left the computer whilst editing then that data will be lost.
With this cookie the auto login would automatically log you back in and continue any save action.
If you have come to autodotbiography via a site that has a special discount this cookie will allow that site to know if you decide to buy an autodotbiography. It has a 30 day life span and then is automatically deleted.
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie (i.e. it does not have any of your personal data such as you name and address). These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones.
Facebook ‘like’ widget
This may use third party cookies for facebook.com, therefore until cookie preferences have been determined, the Facebook ‘like’ widget will be disabled. These cookies are not controlled by autodotbiography.
Accept or Reject?
A word of warning - if you select the reject button your experience of the website will be diminished.
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:-
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2 Click on the “privacy” tab
3 Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Mozilla firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2 Click on the icon “privacy”
3 Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: