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What are cookies and how does Sicily4u use them?

Cookies are a small text files which are placed on your computer by a website you are visiting.  These textfiles are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and to make the browsing experience more effective to the visitor.

Cookies also provide information to the owner of the website.

How Sicily4u uses cookies

The Sicily4u website uses cookies in the following three ways:

Session cookies

We use session cookies when a member logs into the Sicily4u website with their username and password. Once logged in, the session cookies enable users to browse and view the member-only content and remain logged in as they move between different pages. Without these cookies, the user would need to log in on every single page. These cookies only remain for the duration of the visit and are deleted again afterwards.

Persistent cookies

We use persistent cookies for members who choose to tick the ‘Remember my login on this computer’ box on the member log in page after entering their username and password. This persistent cookie stays on the member’s computer and enables the website to recognise them when they next return to the website using the same computer, meaning they do not need to log in again. This cookie makes coming back to the website easier for members.

Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to analyse the usage of our website. When anyone visits www.sicily4u.co.uk (whether they are logged in as a member or not), we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out the number of visitors to the different parts of our website and to analyse how our website is performing. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

How do I get rid of cookies?

Most of the web browsers available allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what the cookies settings on your computer are and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do not want a cookie from www.sicily4u.co.uk to be saved onto your computer, please do not select the ‘remember my log in on this computer’ function on the log in page. If you have already selected this but wish to remove this cookie, simply click on ‘Member log out’ on the top banner of the website. Each time you visit the website to access member-only content you will need to re-enter your username and password.