What are cookies?
Cookies are used on the City Lit website. A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They do lots of different jobs to make websites work, or work more efficiently, like letting you navigate between pages, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience.
There are different types of cookies:
- First party cookies
- These are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
- Third party cookies
- These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some City Lit web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to a City Lit page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. City Lit has no control over third party cookies.
- Advertising cookies
- Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
- Session cookies
- These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Chrome or Safari.
- Persistent cookies
- These are saved on your device so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org