A cookie is a document containing an identifier a series of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to an internet browser and is put away by the program. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the program demands a page from the server.

Cookies might be either ‘persevering’ cookies or ‘meeting’ cookies: a tenacious cookie will be put away by an internet browser and will stay substantial until its set expiry date, except if erased by the client before the expiry date; a meeting cookie, then again, will terminate toward the finish of the client meeting, when the internet browser is shut. Cookies don’t ordinarily contain any data that actually recognizes a client, yet close to home data that we store about you might be connected to the data put away in and got from cookies.

Cookies can be utilized by web servers to recognize and follow clients as they explore various pages on a site and distinguish clients coming back to a site.

How The Public Purse uses cookies

The Public Purse use cookies on its website to understand more about users and to improve their experience across the website. The purposes for which they are used are set out below:

  • to recognise a computer when a user visits the website
  • to track users as they navigate the website
  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyse the use of the website
  • to administer the website
  • to improve the security of the website

We use Google Analytics Universal to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

Managing your cookie settings

Most browsers allow you to changing your settings and preferences for cookies. Use the links below to take a look at individual browser settings:

  • Internet Explorer – our website only supports IE11 or above
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Safari (IOS)
  • Blackberry
  • Windows phone

If you are using a browser we have not included above please refer to their website and support services.