When you visit our website, we collect information about your computer, including (where available and not limited to) items such as your IP address, operating system and browser type, for use in our system administration and to report aggregated information. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and will identify you as a unique but anonymous visitor. For the same reasons, and with your permission, we would like to obtain information about your general internet usage by using third-party cookies (listed below) which would be stored on the hard drive of your computer. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
• To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
• To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
• To speed up your searches.
• To recognise you when you return to our site.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Below is a list of 3rd Party Cookies in use on the RVC Small animal referral site.
Name uit, loc, di, dt, uid, uvc, psc, user_segment, bt
Purpose We use the Add This sharing button on some of our pages to enable our visitors to share information with friends and acquaintances
Purpose This cookie is used by Google to provide embedded content that is displayed in the site
Name Use-hitbox, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, Recently_watched_video_id_list, ACTIVITY PREF
Purpose These cookies are used by YouTube to provide embedded videos that are displayed in the site
Cookie Google Analytics
Name _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Purpose These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We do not collect any personally identifiable information
HOW TO UNSET OR CLEAR COOKIES IN MOST BROWSERS
Cookies are just small files of data that websites can write to your computer (via your browser) for any number of legitimate purposes, and the law now gives you the choice and the responsibility to decide which site may and may not use which cookies. To help you manage your cookies efficiently, all browsers provide you with tools to control your cookies, allowing you to keep them (permanently or for some duration) or delete them entirely.
We at RVC recommend the “All About Cookies” website, published by an independent body, as a good source of information about cookies and how you may best organise yours. In particular, these pages:
Controlling your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Deleting your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2
There are, of course, many other websites providing similar information which you may choose to consult as well.