What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
It only identifies the user’s computer, not the user personally.
What are the cookies on our website are used for?
The cookies contain no personal information or geographical data and are used only for web analytics.
This allows us to improve users’ experience of our website by giving us useful insight into how users as a whole are engaging with the website.
Dumfries Choral Society cookies:
Cookie category: Technical information
These cookies identify and remember which technical resources (e.g. which server) your browser connects to. These are essential to be able to display the website.
Current session only
Cookie category: Google Analytics
This allows us to track how many users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
Up to 2 years
Cookie category: Session information
This is used to identify your unique session on the website.
Current session only
Individual tracking cookies:
Cookie name: _ga (used to distinguish users, expires in 2 years)
Cookie name: _gid (used to distinguish users, expires in 24 hours)
Cookie name: _gat (used to throttle request rate, expires in 1 minute)
Cookies on Social Media
Dumfries Choral Society has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DumfriesChoralSociety
Deleting or rejecting cookies
You can opt out of Google Analytics when you first visit our website by selecting the ‘No thanks’ button in the pop-up box. The other cookies on our website are essential to make it work.
After this, if you no longer want to receive cookies for Google Analytics, go to the Privacy Settings in your browser and select ‘Cookie settings’. Then add our website address to the list of websites that you do not want to accept cookies from. Under ‘Settings’ you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.
For more information go to https://www.aboutcookies.org/
Google has created a plug-in which allows users to install a browser add-on to permanently stop Google Analytics from tracking them on any website. For more information and access to the plug-in go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en
Updated July 2018