What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file with information that a website puts on your hard disk, in order to remember something about you at a later time. Cookies tends to record your preferences when using a particular site and are commonly used to rotate banner adverts, so the user receives different adverts based on previous website activity. You can read more about HTTP Cookies on Wikipedia here.
What is the new EU Cookie Law?
The EU Cookie Law is the EU e-Privacy Directive that came into action on 26th May 2012 and what it means is that as a website based in Europe, you have to get your visitors informed consent before placing a cookie on their machine. Here is a link to the ICO website detailing the law.
What Cookies does BADMINTONscotland have on their website?
- Rotating Banners, with text and images.
- Application forms.
- Event ticket request forms.
- Contact forms.
- Signing in to Admin or member only sections of the website.
- Facebook like button (if you are already logged in to facebook).
What information does BADMINTONscotland store?
We use Google Analytics and other analytic software which logs your IP Address, Country, State, Visit Duration, Pages visited, How many times you have visited, internal website clicks, search engine query and other website visitor information.
Can I decline that BADMINTONscotland store any cookies on my computer?
Yes, the EU Cookie notification at the top of every page allows you to Accept or Decline cookies from the website. If you choose either, you can later revert your decision and choose the other and delete any cookies that where stored.