1. About cookies
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They are used to help us figure out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but do not include personal information about you.
2. Types of cookies
There are two main types of cookies:
Session cookies: temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognise you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently.
Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to "recognise" you on your return, remember your preferences, and tailor services to you.
In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by the website which you have chosen to visit, such as this website, in order to provide us or third parties with information.
We may collect information automatically when you visit the website by using cookies.The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you. It includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on our website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677for mobile versions)
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
4. Google Analytics
Google Analytics monitor how visitors move around www.natureofbarbecuing.com and how they have reached it. For instance, we use these information to see which types of content users enjoy most.
You can opt out of this via https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
5. Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on our website. These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.