A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to 'recognise' a user's computer or device. Cookies are used by nearly all websites, and have several different functions.
At a basic level, cookies allow the site to work properly, help keep it secure, help the web site owner to understand how people use the website (for example are they regular visitors) and make the site easier to use by remembering information that you've entered. It's important to emphasise that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.
This site use a single cookie and by using the site you are consenting to this.
Having said this, you are completely free to remove or block cookies in your browser. Each browser works in a different way, so you'll need to search for 'cookie settings' in your browser's help section to find out how to do this. However you should be aware that removing or blocking cookies may prevent you from seeing certain parts of this website or from using some of the features, for example posting messages on the message board.
Alternatively, you could visit http://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.
This website uses a single cookie, name "dkz", which has the value of a pseudo-random (and hopefully unique) string of 8 numbers followed by a hyphen followed by a two digit value which is the week within the year that you last visited the site. The cookie has an expiry date six months after it was created or last updated.
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which is run by Google and shows targeted ads based on your Google preferences and browsing.
These can take the form of a banner ad or as a simple collection of text links.
For every click you make on one of these ads, I'm paid a small amount by Google (literally pence)
which contributes towards the cost of running the website.
There are many other links on this website to other websites, many of which do contain advertising. If you are concerned about their cookie policies you should check on those websites.
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