What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
Will cookies be used to identify or contact me?
Which cookies are used on this website?
There are four types of cookies:
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies are used to monitor the use of our website in a tool called Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to track data such as how many individual people visit our website and the demographic of users. This enables us to keep information relevant for our users and improve areas that are not performing well.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience such as your username, language, or region you are in. They may also be used to provide services such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookies Guide. The guide also provides further information about the four categories of cookie.
Where we store your cookie data
We will only ever use data from cookies to personally identify you where you have expressly consented to this e.g., through a ‘contact us’ form.
Can I opt out of accepting cookies and still browse your website?
You can adjust the level of cookies you want to allow by selecting one of the three preferences from the table at the bottom of this page. This website will remember which setting you choose if you return to the website, unless you block all cookies through your browser settings as described below or clear your cache. There are three easy options to choose from:
- System cookies – Enables the minimum cookies required for the website to function basically but blocks all others. Please note that content such as video and website navigation may be affected by choosing this setting.
- Only essential cookies – Enables all cookies required for the website to function fully but blocks tracking cookies.
- All cookies – Enables all cookies used on the website.
If you wish to fully opt out of cookies, you can also block cookies through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will provide instructions on how to block cookies. Once you have blocked the cookies you do not consent to, visit our website, and check the consent box in the pop-up to access our website. Don’t worry, checking the consent box doesn’t mean you accept the cookies you have already blocked – we just need you to hit the consent checkbox before accessing the site so we can ensure you have been fully informed about cookies and what to do if you wish to opt out.
Do I need to enable and consent to cookies to use Darlingtonline?
How do I withdraw my consent to accept cookies?
You can withdraw your consent to cookies at any time. If you wish to alter your cookie preferences to one of our three easy levels, select the desired preference from the table at the bottom of this page. This website will remember your updated setting if you return to the website, unless you block all cookies through your browser settings or clear your cache.
You can also withdraw your consent to accept cookies through changing your browser settings. To do this, you need to clear your cache (the folder that stores previously downloaded cookies) which will delete cookies you previously consented to. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will provide instructions on how to clear your cache of cookies. After clearing your cache, when returning to this website you will encounter the consent pop-up. If you then want to browse the website whilst opting out of cookies, please follow the instructions above in ‘Can I opt out of accepting cookies and still browse your website?’