Put simply, a cookie is technology for remembering something about you.
They aren’t automatically good or bad, but it’s worth understanding what you can do about them.
Without cookies, a website is limited in its functionality. It can’t automatically log you in, because it forgets who you are. It can’t let you buy anything, because it forgets what you’re buying. On a positive note, it also means it can’t track you.
Most web browsers accept cookies by default. However, if you are uncomfortable with cookies, you may be able to set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to let you know when a cookie is sent to your computer – you can then choose whether to accept the cookie, or not. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Please note: By refusing our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to use certain areas or features of our site.
A better option would be to turn off 3rd party cookies, which will stop most websites from sharing information about you. Some browsers – like Safari – do this automatically.Instructions on how to disable cookies
Cookies set by Third Party sites
To support our websites, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Ashley Down does not control the functionality and activity of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Please note: If you choose not to disable cookies you are agreeing to us using them on our websites.Instructions on how to disable Third Party cookies
Ashley Down uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the our website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.How to reject or delete this cookie