When you use our website, we use tools like Google Analytics to collect information such as your IP address, the browser you use (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox etc), domain names, the time of day you accessed the website and referring website addresses. This information helps improve our online services, ensures security and helps protect against fraud. It also assists with diagnosing online problems with our website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer or your mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser.
Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example:
- remembering if you are logged in so you can move around the website without having to log in again on each page (for example if you are in checkout)
- measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website
- enabling you to view content shared on other sites e.g. YouTube or Twitter
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Phyllis Tuckwell website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Phyllis Tuckwell website as they help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website; including using donation services, and also allows us to improve our site.
Third Party Cookies
The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care website also carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies and how to block them.