Here is a short definition of a cookie taken from Pinsent Masons – AboutCookies.org website:
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.
1. Social media sharing icons. We use these (along with most other blogs), for example for Twitter, Facebook and Google +.
2. Commenting. Cookies are used to make it easier for people who comment regularly to leave new comments.
3. Statistics. They are used by software programs such as Google Analytics and Stat Counter which measure visitors to the site and allow me to see how people are using the site, and which pages are popular etc
4. Affiliate software. Occasionally I use affiliate links (for example for Amazon and Headway) and the cookies allow these to work, so that if someone visits the affiliate site via my site, they are able to tell where that visitor comes from.
Note that there is no advertising at present on the Lodger Landlord so there are no advertising cookies.
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