What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small computer file the website places onto your computer. These files help to improve your browsing activity on the site through, among other things:
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with this website so we can make it better
- enabling a web service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- remembering your preferred text size for the site, to improve your browsing experience
There are two types of cookie:
- session cookies – these are temporary cookies that will be deleted once you leave the site
- persistent cookies – these will remain on your site either until they are reactivated when you next visit the site or until the expiry date within the cookie is reached
How to Control Cookies
Cookies are enabled by default in your browser. It is possible to disable cookies altogether but this would mean some websites would not be able to function properly.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Tees Valley Energy Recovery Facility website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
To view your cookie code, click on the cookie to open it. You will see a short list of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
The cookies we use do not give us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you have chosen to provide.
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