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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer. Don’s Hard News uses cookies to remember users during a visit and they are required to enable certain functionality within the site. In addition, cookies are used to help us understand how our customers use our website and we use this information to help plan improvements to the site. Don’s Hard News does not use cookies to collect or store personally identifiable information about you.

An EU Directive (2009/136/EC) came into force on 26 May 2011, changing the way in which websites use cookies and gain consent from users. Below are details of how we currently use cookies.

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How Don’s Hard News uses cookies

Both Don’s Hard News and third parties make use of cookies when you visit this website. The following is a description of the types of cookie that are used and why they are used.

Sessions Cookies

Session cookies are used to recognise a user throughout a visit. When appropriate, session cookies are also used to remember you when you log in for the duration of your visit.

Website Analytics Cookies

Website analytics enables us to see how people use our website. This gives us the information to be able to make improvements, to make the site easier to use and based on the areas of the site people find most useful. Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates one or more anonymous analytics cookies.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.

Third party cookies

On some pages of our website, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, Don’s Hard News cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by Don’s Hard News.