What is a Cookie?
A “Cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that when you revisit that website it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse web traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system, but if you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings.
You should be able to block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the placement of all or some cookies on your system. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, including essential cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website (www.nhmusic.co.uk).
Cookies are either:
1. Session cookies: – These cookies are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
2. Persistent cookies: – These cookies are stored as a file on your computer and they remain there when you close your web browser. These cookies can be read by the website that created them when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
1. Strictly necessary cookies: – These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively and cannot be turned off. Without these cookies the services available on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or informing us of where you have been on the internet.
2. Performance cookies: – These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. (ie. we use them to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which page of the website and therefore which acts are most popular).
3. Functionality cookies: – When used these cookies allow websites to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced features. For example, we may be able to provide you with relevant news or updates on the regarding the acts or services you use. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.