Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable systems to recognise browsers and to provide other features such as streamlined purchasing, personalised greetings and storage of items.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of useful features at www.abfad.co.uk and we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off by closing your browser window before you leave the computer.
We also use Google Analytics which sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to our website. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer so that your preferred settings are remembered by your internet browser. All information we collect using cookies is anonymous and they cannot be used to identify you.
We use Google Analytics to see which of our pages are the most popular so we can keep improving our website so you can find the information you need as quickly and easily as possible.
• __utma – randomly generated number – expires in 2 years
• __utmb – randomly generated number – expires in 30 minutes
• __utmc – randomly generated number – -expires at the end of your browsing session
• __utmz – randomly generated number on how the site was reached – 6 months
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