This page is all about cookies. But sadly, not the tasty kind you eat. Nope. We’re talking about cookies on websites. What are you talking about, I hear you say? Well, read on to find out more…
What are cookies?
A website cookie is not really like a cookie you eat at all. It is a small file that is sent to your computer or your mobile phone the first time you visit a website. When you visit websites, you are adding cookies to your computer’s hard drive, like a trail of tiny breadcrumbs, showing how you use the internet. Maybe they should have been called breadcrumbs, not cookies!
Some cookies are deleted when you leave a website, but some are stored on your computer or mobile phone for a longer period of time.
But there’s no need to worry – cookies won’t harm your computer and they can’t be used to identify you personally.
What kind of cookies does The Buzz use?
|Which website is it on?||What’s the name of the cookie?||What is it used for?||How long does it last?|
|The Buzz website||sid||This cookie is used to track your activity and deliver the correct content to you.||Until you finish looking at The Buzz website.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information about the number of visitors to the site.||These cookies are usually stored for longer – sometimes up to 2 years.|
How can I manage my cookies?
If you don’t want cookies to be stored on your computer or mobile phone from The Buzz you can update your cookie settings.
To do this you need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. A browser is what you use to look at the internet – for example Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome. A version is just how up to date that browser is, for example you might have Internet Explorer version 9.
If you’re not sure what browser or version you use when you are on the internet, you can find out. Open the browser (just as though you were going to use the internet) and then click on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
Once you know that you can go to the website www.aboutcookies.org which has information about how to allow, block, delete and manage your cookies on your internet browser. Go to the website and click on the page for ‘delete’ or ‘control’ depending on what you want to do with your cookies. Then find your browser and version you are using from the list and follow the instructions.
If you need help with this, you might want to ask your parent or guardian, or ask us at The Buzz by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.