What are cookies?
This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.
For more general information on cookies see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
We also work with third-parties to provide services through the website and they may set a cookie on your computer to remember your preferences or remember you.
Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
Cookies we use
These are the types of cookies we use on Skint Chef:
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences. These cookies may be used to gather certain information about you, including details of your IP address, location, operating system and browser version.
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
We also use third party analytics sites, like Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to analyse site performance. These sites may set third-party cookies on your computer.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language or if you have subscribed to the newsletter) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party advertising cookies
We also include links to social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube that allow you to connect with the network in various ways. They will set cookies through our site and they may use your information about your interactions for various purposes outlined in their own privacy policies.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
Each cookie has an expiry date, this may be after your session or for longer. Internet browsers usually enable cookies automatically within their settings. You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser.
Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
To manage cookies in your internet browser, see:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
For more information and to opt out of advertising Cookies you can also visit Your Online Choices http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
For Google Analytics cookies, you can stop Google from collecting your information by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and, as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure about it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However, if you are still looking for more information, you can email us at [email protected].