Some websites store small amounts of data on your computer called ‘cookies’ to remember if you’ve been to the website before. They also enable you to use online services more easily. Find out how you can control which cookies, if any, are stored on your computer.
What a cookie is
A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. This means the website can recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return to the same website.
A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device’s hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website.
Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your computer.
What cookies are used on the CVSC website?
We also use a statistics package called Clicky. This sets cookies which help us to find out how many visitors use the site as well as other information such as how often certain pages are visited. We only use this information to improve the website and demonstrate site useage to our stakeholders. This is what the Clicky cookies do:
How to manage your cookies
Cookies are sent to your browser by a website, and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. Your browser may be Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other browser.
To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as you do to use the internet), then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
If you wish find out how to block cookies follow this link and select the browser you are using. You can also read your browser’s built-in or online help for more information. If you do this please be aware that certain features of this website will not work.
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone’s web browser, see your handset manual