Updated September 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
A cookie is sent to your computer the first time you visit a site. The next time you visit that site, your computer recognises it and tells the website you’ve returned. The site then ‘knows’ that you have been there before.
Cookies aren’t programs and they can’t harm your computer. Typically, they only contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. You can read them using the Notebook program on your own computer.
What do cookies actually do?
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites smoother.
Cookies on West Coast LGS
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Controlling cookies within your browser
You may delete or block all cookies from this site through your browser settings, however doing so will result in some parts of the site not working. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit AllAboutCookies.org.