Cookie Policy

Cookies and log files


While on rivercottage.net, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using the website.

This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to this site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on rivercottage.net. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet.

We keep a record of each user’s activity by reference to the IP address of the internet connection(s) they use to access rivercottage.net.

These logs enable us to prevent users who breach the rules of the rivercottage.net community set out in our Terms and Conditions by refusing communications from their IP addresses to the website.

If you are concerned that we have blocked in error an IP address that you use to access rivercottage.net, please email us at murry.toms@keofilms.com.

Like many websites we may use a feature called a cookie.

A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

It allows us to recognise you as a user when you return to rivercottage.net using the same device and web browser.

We use the cookies (including some provided to us through Google Analytics) and other automatically tracked information.

Two of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set (see ‘Essential site cookie’ below).

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

Cookie: Essential site cookie (for user recognition)

Purpose: This cookie is essential for storing log in data, so that we recognise you when you return to rivercottage.net. This is set upon your arrival to rivercottage.net.
More information: Visit the Microsoft website

Cookie: Essential site cookie (session tracking cookie)

Purpose: This cookie is used to transfer data between rivercottage.net pages, when a user is logged in. This cookie is set upon your arrival and is deleted when you close your browser.
More information: Visit the Microsoft website

Cookie: Google Analytics

Names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

By using rivercottage.net, you are agreeing to the use of the cookies listed above.

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