There are four kinds of cookies:

Session cookies last only for the session.
 
Persistent cookies remain even after the session is closed.  They are stored on a user’s hard drive until they expire (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie.  Persistent cookies can collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific Web site.

First-party cookies belong to the website of which you are browsing.

Third-party cookies are fetched from a site whose content is retrieved indirectly for example through an image tag, and where a website contains advertising provided by a third party whose adverts are streamed from a different server at another location.

The majority of browsers support them (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Safari, etc.).  However, users can set their browsers to decline cookies, or they can delete their cookies at will.

What is the purpose of a cookie?

The main purpose of a cookie is to identify users, and possibly prepare customized Web pages for their duration of a visit to a web page.  For example, when a user enters a Web site using cookies, that person may complete a form providing such information as their name and interests.  This information is then packaged and stored as a cookie and sent to the Web browser and stored on your computer for later use.  The next time that person goes to the same web site; that browser will send the cookie to the Web server.  The server can use this information to present the custom web pages.  So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page that person might see a welcome page with their name on it.  The most common cookies that are in use by companies and websites are find info (Online Ordering Systems, Site Personalisation, and Website Tracking).

Security?

A cookie is just a plain text file.  It is not an application or even a script, so it cannot read files from the hard drive or actively communicate with a Web server.  Other servers cannot access cookies if they did not set them.

End User and the Web Browser

You are the ‘End User’, to which you can allow or restrict the transmission of cookies through your web browser settings.  Some web browsers when first installed to a computer, do so with the setting for cookies as ‘allowed' by default, some might not.  Therefore, implied consent for the use of cookies is assumed in the instance where the web browser has this setting set to ‘Allowed’. 

For your convenience, additional information about how to manage cookies for major browsers please follow the following links:

    Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/11471.html
    Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
    Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
    Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95647

Cookies at Coraschoolofmotoring.co.uk?

It is important that Coraschoolofmotoring.co.uk follows the Commission's guidelines on privacy and data protection, and reassures users that Session Cookies on this website are not intrusive.

Coraschoolofmotoring.co.uk makes use of cookies with certain restrictions: that the session cookie is limited to the current session, at present the time limit is set to 15 minutes.  In addition, because we make use of services provided by third parties, for example "youtube" from Google, social media linkage, or Google Analytics, there may well be a placement of a third party cookie to you browser and/or your hard drive via a visit to our website.  Therefore, we have taken it upon ourselves to assist you with more information on how to restrict those type of cookies.

Using the available guidance to us at this time, we assume that Implied Consent is granted if you have allowed and intend to allow cookies to be accepted through the controls of you web browser, therefore, we are not explicitly asking you to opt-out of using this websites Session Cookie.  If at any time in the future the site makes use of any third party cookies, a clear notification will be displayed on the website.

Additional opt-out choices for Flash Media
Corsa School Of Motoring may use local shared objects, also known as "Flash cookies" to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our website to personalize your visit. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, including how to delete Flash cookies, please click here

Additional opt-out choices for social media

Integration of social media links to our sites may enable tracking by these providers, who provide their own opt-out and data control mechanisms:

    Facebook, whose cookie control instructions are at https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=176591669064814
    Twitter, whose Privacy Policy links to various account control options at http://twitter.com/privacy
    Google Plus, which provides display control at http://www.google.com/profiles

Additional opt-out choices for analytics

We may use from time to time to Google Analytics to analyse activities on this website, Google also offer opt-out mechanisms as an alternative to managing the placement of cookies by such services through your browser settings as discussed above:

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out. For more information and install their opt-out tool, please click here:

We cannot guarantee  that if you choose to block session cookies, that access to our website may either become unintentionally interrupted, restricted or possibly blocked.  However, you may wish to add our website as an exception to the blocking of cookies, therefore enabling uninterrupted browsing.
 
For further information on how to facilitate the blocking, and adding exceptions of cookies across a range of web browsers, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the terms of this Policy.  You should periodically check this page for any changes to the current policy.