Cookie Policy

The standard cookie policy for the Map Cymuned website is to allow all cookies. This website makes use of cookies to help provide the user with certain features. This helps to ensure the user has the optimal experience.

If users would like to continue with the optimal website experience, no changes need to be made, however if they would like to restrict or block the use of cookies, this can be done through using the settings in the web browser.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that when visiting a website save to your computer hard drive when you navigate through their webpages. They are widely and commonly used to make websites function properly and to make them function more efficiently, as well as to provide different types of information to the website owners.

They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer.

Some of the ways cookies are used include:

  • saving the users recently viewed pages
  • identifying any problems that may have been encountered during the website visit, so any problems can be solved.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be grouped into four categories:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential to enable users to move around the website and use its features.

Performance cookies

By using the Map Cymuned website, the user agrees that these types of cookies can be placed on the device(s) that are being used to engage with the website. These collect information about how visitors use a website, for example which pages visitors look at most often, and if an error has occurred on a page. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information collected is kept anonymous and are only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies

These support the use of the site and enable enhanced and personalised features. Some of these cookies are necessary to enable the user to move around the website without encountering any problems.

Targeting cookies

Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to the user and their interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks (with the website operator’s permission). They remember those users who visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Map Cymuned does not use targeting cookies.