What is a Cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is downloaded on to your computer’s hard disk when you access certain websites. Cookies store information about your use of a website such as which pages you visit but does not store any personal information.
Types of Cookies?
“First Party” or “Essential” Cookies – placed on your computer by the website you are visiting and are essential to its operation. If these are turned off certain functions or features of the website will not operate properly.
“Third Party” or “Non-Essential” Cookies – placed on your computer by third party providers i.e. Google Analytics, that gather information about your use of the website. No personal information is collected. Turning these cookies off has no effect on the operation of the website you are visiting but will stop the collection of information, such as your browsing habits whilst on a site, that can be useful in assisting to monitor and improve services.
Cookies can also be further categorised as:
“Session” cookies – only exist whilst visitors are online on a particular website. These are temporary cookies that aid your visit to the website and remember the preferences you have selected during your “session”.
“Persistent” cookies – which are not session-based, remain on a visitor’s computer, so that the computer can recognise you as a previous visitor when you next visit the Site (no personal information is recorded). This allows us to collect information about your browsing habits whilst on our site, and this can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services. Persistent cookies will be deleted after a set period of time, normally one year.
“Third Party”/”Non-Essential” Cookies – We do not use any “Third Party”/”Non Essential” Cookies on the Pakistan Society’s website.
Accepting or Rejecting Cookies
Using our Cookie Control you can either “Accept Cookies” placed by our website in which case all Cookies continue to be placed on your computer.
Changing My Decision
If during your visit you decide that you wish to change your mind on accepting or rejecting cookies you may revisit our Cookie Tool by selecting the Blue Cookie Icon which will show at the bottom left of the page.
This will then show the Cookie Tool and you can remake your selection. If you select “I Reject Cookies” then a reject cookie will be placed and all “Third Party” cookies will be deleted. If you select “I Accept Cookies” all cookies will be allowed.
What Cookies are used?
Below is a table with the cookies our website placed on your computer
“First Party/Essential” Cookies for the website Operation. These are always placed and cannot be turned off.
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“First Party/Essential” Cookies. Used by WebCollect.org. If These are turned off it affects the operation of the site.
|sid||1st Party – webcollect.org.uk||tracks your use on our membership page||session|
|prefs||1st Party – webcollect.org.uk||tracks your preferences when booking||session|
|ick||1st Party – webcollect.org.uk||tracks your preferences on your membership page||session|
How do I delete Cookies?
Below is a table where you will find instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies. (This will remove all cookies from your computer which could include your preferences for other websites).
For more information on the use, blocking and removal of cookies please visit:
Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies:
Changing privacy and other browser settings
Cookies set by other Websites