What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.
What to do if you do not want cookies to be set:
Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although the ADBL cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set by changing the settings in your web browser, but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The ADBL website does work without cookies, but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features.
Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by the ADBL
This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings, for example: which page you were viewing before you requested course information. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
This cookie allows us to tailor the presentation of the ADBL website with features and display specific content for a campaign promotion or partnership.
We use Performance cookies across the ADBL website for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us understand how our visitors use the ADBL website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the ADBL homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies). Third party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them. The list below also includes some first-party performance cookies, which are used to improve the use of our third party systems. By default, the first party cookies are persistent and used for visitor identification. Alternatively, any first party cookie may be session-limited and used only for visit identification, or turned off.
From time to time some of the ADBL’s services, including mobile apps, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
YouTube embedded content cookies enable opt-in for YouTube navigation on the ADBL. For videos that are visible on www.theadbl.com, a persistent cookie is set by YouTube when you click to play the video. This persistent cookie is used by YouTube to help maintain the integrity of video statistics. The ADBL does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check YouTube’s website for more information.