STDAVIDS.WALES, like many other websites, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.
This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by STDAVIDS.WALES website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
A visit to a page on STDAVIDS.WALES may generate (but won't necessarily generate) the following types of cookie:
Anonymous analytics cookies
Anonymous analytics cookies:
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an “anonymous analytics cookie”.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
We cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content and advertising.
When you register an account on the STDAVIDS.WALES site, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service.
If you have not selected “keep me signed in”, your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit STDAVIDS.WALES. We can then target our advertising based on this information.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your internet browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you may find it difficult to purchase from the site.
All modern internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: