So, what is a cookie?
A cookie is usually a small piece of data sent from a website
and stored in your web browser while you are browsing a website.
When you browse the same website in the future, the data stored in
the cookie can be retrieved to notify the website of your previous
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used on more than 90 per cent of sites and serve
many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your
username and preferences, analyse how well our website is
performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will
be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information. For example, if you
click on 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will store your
username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies
you, but will instead collect more general information, such as how
users arrive at and use our websites or a user's general
These cookies are divided into the following four
- Necessary Cookies that are essential for the
operation of our website
- Functional Cookies that allow us to remember
- Performance Cookies that analyse how our
visitors use our websites and to monitor website
- Tracking/Targeting Cookies that allow social
media sites and our advertisers to serve you content we believe is
relevant to you
Cookies on the Carbon Trust website:
|These cookies allow the
font size and language you've selected to be remembered whenever
you visit our website.
Used by google analytics to provide the site owner with analysis
of who uses the site, what they are looking for and other
information. This allows the site owner to know what people are
searching for. This information can be used in the future to
improve the site content.
This set of cookies is created by using social media sharing
buttons. These buttons allow users to share pages but also allow
social media outlets to track users.
More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt
out are on the AddThis website http://www.addthis.com/privacy