What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing information, which is placed on your hard drive when you visit a site. It is generated by the website’s server, and the information the cookie contains can be used by that same server whenever the user re-visits the site. A cookie is almost like your identification card, telling a website when the same user has returned.
What Is The Reason For Cookies?
Cookies generally make websites faster and easier for individual users. They can be used to tailor the website’s content to your preferences/needs, speed up the use of the site or, alternatively, are necessary for it to function correctly (for example: Remembering to keep you logged into the site whilst you browse or for remembering the products in your shopping cart when you change pages).
Are Cookies Dangerous?
NO. Cookies are just small pieces of text. They are not computer programs or viruses, so they cannot be ran as code or used to spread viruses.
Can Cookies Compromise User Privacy?
As previously mentioned, cookies are small text files that are stored on the individual user’s hard drive. Because they cannot run code or do anything malicious, a cookie cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
My Little Dumpling LA Cookies
Mylittledumplingla.com sets a few cookies throughout its website in order to help us to understand our audience better and make the site as efficient and quick as possible. Here are the ways which we utilise these cookies:
When you leave a comment on the site, you enter your name and email by default, as well as your personal view on the article. When you do this we save 3 pieces of information within a cookie on your hard drive, so that the next time you come back to the site, on the same computer, your information will already be filled in for you. It makes commenting on future articles quicker and easier for you, whilst ensuring your future comments do not go through our new user moderation process.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. This data is imperative to us, as it helps us identify content you would like to see more of, which sections of the site are most popular (so we can develop their features or increase their schedule), as well as helping us tweak the site so it is more inline with your needs.
Third Party Media Sites
To support our articles and content, sometimes we embed photos or video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from sites such as these you may be presented with cookies from these websites (although we always strive to embed non-cookie versions). Mylittledumplingla.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Social Sharing Tools
Mylittledumplingla.com provides social sharing buttons and features on many of its web pages – such as (but not limited to) Google ‘+1’, FaceBook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Tweet’. These have been incorporated into the site design to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through their favourite social networks, or to join the Official My Little Dumpling LA social networks quickly and easily.
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Mylittledumplingla.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How To Control & Delete Cookies
Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of the My Little Dumpling LA website, as well as jeopardising our earning potential and therefore the ability for us to provide you with the high quality free content you have grown accustomed to on a daily basis.
If you would like to know more about Mylittledumplingla.com, our business, cookies, or any of the issues discussed here, feel free to get in touch whenever you like via our contact form.