29 April 2017

Cookies on the EU READ website

Find out more about what cookies are, how EU READ uses them and how you can switch them off.

What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the internet browser on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store such items as personalisation details, user preferences or to gather statistical information. They are used by EU READ to help you navigate the website efficiently and perform certain functions. They provide a memory for the website so that when you return to it the website can recognise you and respond appropriately eg by remembering your registration password or preferences for services and functionality. Each web domain can only access its own cookies but some web pages may contain elements from multiple web domains.

How does EU READ use cookies?

A visit to a page on the EU READ site may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Analytics cookies
  • Site display cookies

Every time a user visits the EU READ website, Google Analytics generates an anonymous analytics cookie, which enables us to gather statistical information about site use. These cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. If you check to see which cookies you have you can identify the Google analytics ones as they begin with _ut

Site display cookies

EU READ uses cookies to store your preferences for functionality eg your page display settings such as font size or page contrast

How do I turn cookies off?

Cookies help us improve the usability of our website and help us to provide you with a good service. However, if you would like to turn them off you can do so by changing your internet browser options or preferences.

Turn cookies off using your Browser tool bar:

  • Firefox - cookie settings in Firefox are managed in Tools: Options: Privacy. For more information please read the Cookie settings in Firefox help guide

  • Internet Explorer - cookie settings in Internet Explorer are managed in Tools: Options: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Internet Explorer or select Help and then Cookies from your browser tool bar

  • Chrome - cookie settings in Chrome are managed by selecting the wrench icon Cookie settings in Chrome

  • Safari - cookie settings in Safari are managed in Preferences: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Safari

If this does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on the EU READ website, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (member organisation of EU READ)