What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves via the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
Cookies remember your actions and preferences.
For example when you browse through pages a cookie will remember the sequence of pages you have visited so that you can quickly and easily go back through them. Similalrly if you log in as a member you are able to view privileged pages which are not available to the general public. Here a cookie is used used to remember that you are authorised to access these privileged pages without requiring you log in each time you access a new page.
Categories of cookies that u3aeastsuffolk's website uses
We only use essential cookies. Although not strictly u3aeastsuffolk.org.uk cookies, our Information Service Provider (ISP) gives us access to Google Analytics and other statistics that indicate how many times pages have been hit and from which countries.
Essential cookies are necessary for the operation of the site in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas, authenticating users and preventing fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the website may not be fully functional.
No cookie information is retained between sessions. When a user leaves the site or logs out there is no record of their browsing history
Non-essential cookies: Performance Cookies
Performance cookies help The Joomla Project improve the way our Site works. Our ISP uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. For instance these record which pages visitors visit most frequently and records any error messages. All IP addresses are anonymised in Google Analytics, and the anonymised data is transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.
Non-essential cookies: Functionality cookies.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise individual users when you return to our Site. They may be used to personalise the content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Also they can be used to provide more personal services like to present feeds or/and iframes by third parties
The only functionality cookies we use are those which are generic e.g. administrator, member, group leader, committee member, or where a member (typically a group organiser) has specifically requested personal and privileged access to certain page.
We do not have any advertisements on our site and do not permit advertising/targeting cookies.