What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your computer or mobile device from a particular website. This enables the website to recognise your specific computer or mobile device if you should return to the same site.

Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast

A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device’s hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website. Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your device.

 

How to Manage your Cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from allaboutcookies.org.

 

Cookies used on the Gloucester City Swimming Club website

The list below shows the cookies that are set by this website and the services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact the webmaster.

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