Cookies are small text files stored by your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to enable functionality on a website (for example storing user preferences).
The Tincan website creates a 'user session' cookie for each user who visits. This cookie doesn't store any personal information - it simply allows the website to distinguish between one anonymous user and another when serving website pages. This allows the website to provide basic functionality such as a browsing history for a particular user, or to be able count of the total number of users currently viewing the site.
The Tincan website also uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool that allows the behaviour of users on a website to be analysed, to help a website owner to provide the best user experience. Google Analytics generates cookies that identify whether you've visited the website before, which pages you visit etc. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Tincan and Google and never shows any confidential information.
You can restrict or block the cookies used by the Tincan website through your browser settings but this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.
You should be aware though that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.
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