About cookies

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

ABC To Read uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Name Description Duration
_ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 10 minutes
wp-settings- Used by our website software to set a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database. 1 year
wp-settings-time- Used by our website software to set a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database. 1 year

Google cookies

ABC To Read uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.