What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
A cookie allows a website or web application to respond to you as an individual. It can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help a website owner provide you with a better website, by enabling the website owner to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
A cookie in no way gives the website owner access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with the website owner.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
How cookies are used on this site
The CCBS Web Services site uses a visitor tracking cookie provided by Google Analytics (GA) to monitor it's site visitors and identify which pages are being used.
This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to your needs.
The GA cookie is saved to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website.
It will not store, save or collect personal information.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer's hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.