What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a web address.
They are used in a few different ways such as counting the number of people who visit a page, remembering user names or preferences (such as a colour scheme, font size or style) or items in a shopping basket.
Cookies are to ‘track behaviour’ and do not infringe your privacy. They do not record any personal details. MathsWrap.co.uk takes your right to privacy very seriously.
However, there are new rules that require us to get your consent to record the information they collect.
How do the rules affect me?
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, eg Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these new rules.
As websites develop and adopt the policies you might be given more choice about how a cookie is used. For instance you might be asked for an agreement before an item is added to a shopping basket. Individual organisations (such as Maths Wrap.co.uk) have a responsibility to provide clear information in order for you to make an informed choice.
How can I keep control of my cookies?
Each browser will act slightly differently but you should be able to:
delete all cookies
allow all cookies
block all cookies (including third party)
open ‘private browsing’ windows that won’t track your activity
clear all your cookies when required
Please visit your browser help page to get more information.