What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are used to remember your settings when you revisit a website and to identify how visitors navigate the site. Cookies provide valuable information to website owners to adapt and make changes to the site in order to improve the user experience.
In common with many websites we use a number of different types of cookies to help improve your experience of using our website, specifically by:
- Remembering preferences you have previously indicated to us.
- Ensuring we know when you are logged in and logging you out automatically after a period of time to protect you against misuse.
- Understanding how many people have visited our website, the search terms they are using and the journeys they make in order to locate content
We do not use the information captured for any other purpose.
Third Party cookies
Social Media feeds
On some pages of this site we use ‘feeds’ from Instagram and Twitter – both of these services may set cookies in your browser, these cookies are not accessible to the Heart of Lincs website.
We sometimes embed videos (from YouTube for example) these videos may set cookies in your browser, these cookies are not accessible to the Heart of Lincs website.
How do I control what cookies are used?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon . You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’, or you can choose to accept the recommended setting. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Cookies used on this website
|This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on heartoflincs.com. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
|Universal Analytics (Google)
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
|We use the tools at to help us find, identify and correct spelling errors and improve the quality of this website to make it easier to find and use.
|This cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting.
|These cookies collect metrics about the users use of the website. 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.
|This cookie is used to remember your language preferences
|These cookies help with site security