The Poetry Forum FAQ

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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit one of our website.. The vast majority of websites use cookies and tracking technologies. Cookies allow us to remember your preference settings and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our websites and your experience using them. Some cookies are also essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They also allow use to recognise computers which ave previously visited our site which enables us to measure traffic levels. A list of all the cookies that we and technology partners use can be found in our cookie list.

What is a Flash cookie?

This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player – a piece of software which you probably have on your computer to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts. We do not use Flash cookies at the moment, though embedded YouTube video files might use Flash cookies. Have a look at Adobe's website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you use the Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.

What is a web beacon?

Web beacons are usually tiny transparent images that help website owners track the activity of users on certain web pages. They can also send the website owner (for example, us or our technology partners) information in cookies such as whether an email with a web beacon in it has been opened. We do not use Web beacons.

Our classification of cookies

We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into three categories:

Strictly Necessary
Performance
Functionality

Strictly Necessary
These cookies are essential to enable you to move you around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.

Performance
These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.

Functionality
These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

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