What Is a Cookie?
A cookie, is a simple text file sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing the site. It typically contains two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. Essentially it is like your internet identification card, telling us a web site when you, the user, has returned and how you navigate through our site.
They cannot be used to identify you personally and cannot gather any personal information about you from your machine. Additionally, cookies are not software, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on your computer.
How are Cookies used on the Pancreatic Cancer UK website?
We only use certain essential cookies which are needed to enable the provision of our website's core services, which are:
- To provide expert, personalised support and information to those affected by a pancreatic cancer diagnosis
- To raise funds for pancreatic cancer research
- To inform supporters and our communities of fundraising activities
- To campaign to double five year pancreatic cancer survival rates
- Counting the number of visitors to our website and seeing the journeys visitors make as they move around it. This information helps us improve the layout of our website and make information quicker and easier for you to find.
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that we have your consent. You can still view some of our website without cookies (please see below) but the functionality of the site is often reduced without them.
How to Turn Off Cookies
How to turn off cookies in Internet Explorer:
- In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
- Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
- Under Cookies, click the options you want, click OK, and then click OK.
How to turn off cookies in Mozilla Firefox:
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
- Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
- If you are troubleshooting problems with cookies, make sure Accept third party cookies is also check marked. For more information, see Disable third-party cookies in Firefox to stop some types of tracking by advertisers.
- Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
- Keep until: they expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie.
- Keep until: I close Firefox: The cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
- Keep until: ask me every time: Displays an alert every time a website tries to send a cookie, and asks you whether or not you want to store it.
- Click OK to close the Options window
How to turn off cookies in Google Chrome:
1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click Show advanced settings.
4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
5. In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings:
Block cookies by default
Allow cookies by default
Keep cookies and site data by default until you quit your browser
Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains
For more information about cookies and EU regulations, please visit the following websites: