Cookies are the confusingly adorably named tiny text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely (but anonymously) identify your browser or device. They are unable to search your computer in any way, cannot introduce viruses to your computer and contain no personal identifying information about you (basically they are nothing to be afraid of).
Cookies are used by sites or services when they want to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. These cookies on your computer or device can then be used to help remember your preferences (such as currency), help you navigate between pages efficiently, and generally improve your browsing experience.
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary”, “Performance”, “Functionality”, and “Targeting”. BoatsAtSea.com routinely uses two of these types of cookie: “Strictly Necessary” and “Performance”.
Here is some information about each cookie category:
The amount of time a cookie stays on your device is variable: the majority of cookies expire after the end of your browsing session– others persist for longer. In online advertising you can generally expect most advertising cookies to last about one month at most (although again it varies).
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to BoatsAtSea.com, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for BoatsAtSea.com, for example to help us understand how our service is being used.
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.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.