What are cookies?
A Cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the Cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are. A Cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the Cookie has come, the lifetime of the Cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device, preferences and can be used to improve your online experience.
We use the below first party cookies on this website
Purpose – this cookie is used to check whether cookies are enabled to provide the proper user experience.
Expires – This is a session cookie so it is removed when the browser is closed or a time limit runs out.
Purpose – to store cookie consent preference.
Expires – After one year.
Purpose – This is a cookie placed by Facebook to store and track visits across websites.
Expires – After three months.
Third party cookies
When visiting our website, you may also notice some cookies that are related to content from other websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from another site (for example, YouTube or Twitter) you may be presented with cookies from these other websites. England’s Community Forest partnership does not control these ‘third party’ cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.
How to control and delete cookies
If you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
- open ‘Windows Explorer’;
- click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar;
- type ‘cookie’ into the search box for ‘Folders and files’;
- select ‘My computer’ in the ’Look in’ box;
- click ‘Search now’;
- double click on the folders that are found;
- select any cookie file; and then
- use the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard.
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that by restricting cookies some areas of our website may not function correctly.