What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit some websites. Each has a name and a stores a value such as the page you were on when you clicked a link to visit our website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Cookies cannot harm your computer, they are one of the simplest (and oldest) web technologies, used by millions of websites.

Cookies will be automatically removed from your computer when they reach their ‘expiration date’.  When you revisit a website, the expiration date can be updated to maintain the cookie. Cookies can also be set to be deleted when you end your ’session’ by leaving the website. With some browsers, these cookies will be removed when you restart your browser (close and open it again) or the next time you restart your computer. You can manually delete any existing cookies stored on your computer – please refer to the help documentation for your browser of choice for more information on deleting cookies, enabling cookies and disabling cookies.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to remember when you’ve previously visited our site and to gather analytical information on how you use our website This helps us learn about our users and improve both our website and services. 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. You can also remove any cookies from your browser that have been set by any of the websites you visit – please refer to the help documentation for your browser of choice.

Third party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we work with carefully-selected third party services that may also set cookies when you visit our website, for example Google Analytics.  All third party cookies adhere to the same standard as our own – importantly, no personally indentifiable information is stored in cookies set by third parties. We use Google Analytics to help us see how visitors use our website. No personally indentifiable information is stored or tracked – it is all anonymous. PJMC does not share any of this information with anybody else and no other tracking technology is used on our website apart from cookies.

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