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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer by a website to store a small amount of information. They cannot be used to identify you and they cannot be used to put viruses or malware on your computer. For more information we suggest reading the Wikipedia article and the BBC’s guide to cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

This website uses cookies to improve your experience and provide us with information to make further improvements. Generally cookies are used for two purposes: to remember a preference or setting that you have specified on the site (e.g. to remember that you are logged in) or to measure how people interact with the site. We only set cookies which we think are necessary and improve your browsing experience.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies we set and we are in control of. We only use 1st party cookies for users who have a registered account, such as Bolton Metals employees who are logged into this website for the purposes of content management.

wordpress_ : This cookie will be set when you are editing our website. It is used to store your authentication details. Use is limited to the admin console area. No personal information is stored.

wordpress_logged_in_ : Indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

wp-settings- : This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set by tools and services we use to deliver our website. For example, social sites like Facebook and Twitter set cookies whenever you see a Like or Tweet button. External content from sources such as Vimeo, YouTube and Flickr might also set cookies. We do not have control over third party content providers use of cookies. For more information on the use of such cookies, please refer to the privacy and cookie policy on the 3rd party’s website.

We are aware of the following 3rd party cookies being set:

– __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz: These are set by Google Analytics, a service which lets us collect usage data about our website. All data is collected anonymously and presented in aggregate.

Controlling Cookies

If you don’t want cookies to be set on your computer, you can change your browser’s preferences to alert you to a new cookie or block all cookies immediately. You can also use tools within your browser to delete cookies that have been set, often on a per-site basis.

Preventing cookies from being set will likely degrade your browsing experience and cause many websites and features to not work correctly.

For information on how to manage cookies in various browsers and on different devices visit www.aboutcookies.org.