What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
Types of cookies
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies. More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. It is important to note that advertising cookies are not set for UK visitors to the Kool Cakes website. Kool Cakes Worldwide sites do use advertising cookies but these will not track your behaviour outside of the Kool Cakes Worldwide family of sites.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies
If you don't want to receive certain categories of cookies on the Kool Cakes website, you can use this tool to opt-out of them. We will need to set a cookie so that we can remember your choices when you next visit the website from the same browser. At the present time it is not technically possible for us to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers and devices so you will need to change these settings from each browser you use.
Please also be aware that we make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. If this is a concern then we would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how.
General Browser Setting to clear Cookies automatically
Step one- Open your web browser for example Internet Explorer etc
Step two- Go to Tools option in your menu bar on the upper right side of your web browser.
Step three- Click on Options under Tools
Step four-You will see delete option then click on delete option and a menu will open up
Step Five- Check on cookie and click ok.
Step six- Mark on check box under delete options to delete cookies on exit. This will avoid saving cookies and do not allow them as well.
Third Part Cookies
To support our business, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on a Kool Cakes website.. The Kool Cakes does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.