What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, eg Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.
How do the cookie regulations affect me?
You may come across information about cookies on websites and be given choices about how some cookies are used. This might include, for example, being asked to agree to a cookie being used for a particular service, such as remembering your preferences on a site.
How can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
delete all cookies;
block all cookies;
allow all cookies;
block third-party cookies;
clear all cookies when you close the browser;
open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Where to find information about controlling cookies
The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
Technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
What cookies are used by this website?
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Where personal data is collected via our website, it is our policy always to ensure that explicit consent has been requested and obtained. Information will not be passed to anyone outside the organisation without explicit prior consent.
Data that is collected via the website is stored securely on the website server. Only employees with the appropriate security clearance and technical permissions to access this data, can do so. All reasonable security precautions and systems are put in place to protect customer data, eg: security-encryption and password-protection.
With any data that is stored, Walker Agency will take reasonable steps to keep it up to date and accurate.
If you have any concerns about the data collected via this website, or about any data you believe we hold about you, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.