A voluntary society dedicated to pursuing all avenues of preventing avoidable flooding
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What is a cookie?
Almost every website you visit will be saving a small text file or files on your computer called a cookie. They can do numerous jobs like keeping you logged into a website or remembering if you’ve ticked a box or selected a special feature. Some cookies are also used to target advertising by tracking visits you make to web pages, our cookies do NOT do this.
Cookies CANNOT see what’s on your computer, access your files or find out who you are – they are simply very small text files that enable websites to offer personalised services or improve their content.
Cookies used by this website.
Session cookie- This website uses a session cookie while you are on the site to make it work as you would expect. Session cookies are deleted when you leave the website or close your browser.
Analytics - Cookies will follow you around this website giving us statistics on your visit. It helps us to know how many visitors we have, how many pages they view and also things like what operating system they use and how they find us. This is important to us so we can update our website to meet the needs of our visitors. At no point do we know who you are. These are 3rd party cookies that are not directly issued by this website but by stat-counter.com.
Social Website Cookies - So you can easily “like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Our share buttons are provided by “AddThis”. No cookies are set until you use the share button and then cookies may be set by the social network you have chosen to use. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
On-site search - We use Google search to enable you to search our site. Google sets a cookie called PREF to enable this function. Google also serves ads on the results page.
The search cookie is only set if you use the search function.
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Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
We would like to thank Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh for providing the links in the “Turning Cookies Off” section above.