THE PRIVACY POLICY OF COOKIES

This site, like most websites, uses cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

The privacy policy of cookies is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used on this site by Dragossido - 4th Floor - 86-90 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4NE - England (UK) - www.dragossido.com

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Allrecipes.co.uk we use cookies to remember you when you return to our site and enable some of our site features.

If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors. We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're clear about your privacy when using our website.

There are many different types and uses of cookies, but most can be classified in a number of different ways.

First Party Cookies

One of the key attributes of a cookie is its 'Host' - this is the domain name of the site that ultimately sets the cookie. Only the host domain can retrieve and read the contents of the cookie once it has been set. If the host name is the same as the domain in the browser address bar when it is set or retrieved, then it is a First Party Cookie. First party cookies are only set or retrieved by the website while you are visiting it, so they cannot normally be used to track activity or pass data from one site to another. However the owner of that website can still collect data through their cookies and use that to change how the website appears to the user, or the information it displays. Of course they can also collect the data and use it outside their website, and even sell it on to other organisations. However, if they do this it must be explained in the site's privacy policy. Most desktop browsers allow you to see a list of the cookies that have been set – and they will normally be listed by the host domain value.

Third Party Cookies

If the host domain for a cookie is different to the one in the browser bar when it was downloaded, then it is a third party cookie. They are usually placed in a website via scripts or tags added into the web page. Sometimes these scripts will also bring additional functionality to the site, such as enabling content to be shared via social networks. For example, if you visit a site that has a YouTube video in one of its pages. This has been included by the website owner, using a piece of code provided by YouTube. YouTube will then be able to set cookies through this code, and know that you have watched that video, or even just visited the page the video is in. Online advertising is the most common use of third party cookies. By adding their tags to a page, which may or may not display adverts, advertisers can track a user (or their device) across many of the websites they visit. This allows them to build up a 'behavioural profile' of the user, which can then be used to target them with online ads based around their 'calculated' interests. Use of cookies for this purpose is often seen as intrusive and an invasion of privacy. Such activity is one of the drivers behind the development of new privacy laws, especially the EU Cookie Law.

Session Cookies

Session Cookies are only stored temporarily in the browser's memory, and are destroyed when it is closed down, although they will survive navigating away from the website they came from. If you have to login to a website every time you open your browser and visit it - then it is using a session cookie to store your login credentials. Many websites use session cookies for essential site functions, and to make sure pages are sent to the browser as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Persistent Cookies

As the name suggests, this type of cookie is saved on your computer so that when you close it down and start it up again, it can still be there. Persistent cookies are created by giving them an expiry date. If that expiry date is reached, it will be destroyed by the computer. If the expiry date is not set then it is automatically a session cookie. The expiry date will normally be saved as the time the cookie was first created plus a number of seconds, determined by the programmer who wrote the code for the cookie. However, there is no real limit on the expiry date - so it could be set to be 20 years in the future. In addition, if you revisit the website that served up the cookie, it may automatically place an updated version on your computer - with a revised future expiry date. If you login into a website, then shut down your computer, start it up again, and go back to the website to find you are still logged in - then it is using a persistent cookie to remember you. Persistent cookies are also used to track visitor behaviour as you move around a site, and this data is used to try and understand what people do and don't like about a site so it can be improved. This practice is known as Web Analytics. Since Google started providing its own analytics technology free of charge to website owners, almost all websites use some form of it - although there are also paid-for services available to rival Google's. Analytics cookies are probably the most common form of persistent cookies in use today. However, persistent cookies can also, oddly, have a shorter life span than some session cookies, as they can be coded to be destroyed within a second or two of being set, whereas a session cookie will always last until you close down your browser.

Secure Cookies

Secure cookies are only transmitted via HTTPS - which you will typically find in the checkout pages of online shopping sites. This ensures that any data in the cookie will be encrypted as it passes between the website and the browser. As you might imagine – cookies that are used by e-commerce sites to remember credit card details, or manage the transaction process in some way, would normally be secure, but any other cookie might also be made secure.

HTTPOnly Cookies

When a cookie has an HTTPOnly attribute set, the browser will prevent any client script in the page (like JavaScript) from accessing the contents of the cookie. This protects it from so-called cross-site-scripting (XSS) attacks, where a malicious script tries to send the content of a cookie to a third party website.

Our use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site :

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

First party cookies

This site uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Cookies set by this website

Name

Purpose

Typical content

Expires

SESSxxxID

Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session.

A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table

One week

has_js

This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality

An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript

On site exit

PHPSESSID

Submitting a form: (like survey) Uses one of two methods to keep track of sessions.

Only submitting a form it save the result in a database settings table

Clicking on the form

YII_CSRF_TOKEN

Submitting a form: (like survey) Check correct filling of a form through a mathematical analysis logic.

After starting a form it check all the time the correct filling of a form through.

Clicking on the form



Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider

Name

Purpose

More info

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Privacy policy

Facebook

Facebook connect
Facebook comment

These cookies are used to connect people from Facebook to our site and vice versa.

Facebook Privacy policy

Share

Lockerz Share

These cookies are used to share content on any socialnetwork.

Share Privacy policy



Other third party cookies may be used on the site are those relating to third party services that incorporates, as video and/or plugins and/or buttons for social networks, in order to allow easy sharing of content on social networks used by the user. These plugins may create cookies and/or read cookies created previously (the third party) already on the user's Terminal. These cookies have the purpose of profiling and collecting preference. The collection and use of information by these third parties are governed by their respective privacy policies to which you refer, please follow the link here below.

Facebook (buttons and social plugins/widgets): privacy and cookies

Twitter (buttons and social plugins/widgets): privacy and cookies

Google + (buttons and social plugins/widgets): privacy and cookies

YouTube (Google Inc. for the incorporation of video of the Youtube platform): privacy and cookies

Google Maps (Google Inc. service that allows the incorporation of maps/Google Maps maps and related services): privacy and cookies

These cookies may be used in relation to the presence of the respective services provided by third parties (e.g. social plugins, social buttons, embedded videos, etc) that can be used in the site (or on some pages of the site, or on some pages and limited to certain periods in which the information provided is valid).



For more informations Visit AboutCookies.org, a guide to deleting and controlling cookies