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Cookie Policy



Simply Planes uses anonymous cookies due to the use of Google Analytics.


What are cookies?


Cookies are used by almost all websites as a kind of memory. They are stored in your browser and enable a site to 'remember' little bits of information between pages or visits.

They are mostly used to make the web experience better, like automatically logging you in to a site on return visits, or remembering settings like text size. Most websites also use some kind of visitor tracking, like Google Analytics, to measure site performance, and this will also use cookies in most cases.

However some cookies are used to collect data across websites and display content and advertising based on user profiles created with this data. This 'behavioural advertising' use of cookies is something the EU particularly wants to raise awareness of with the new law.


The EU law explained -


The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device, like a smartphone or tablet.

It has been designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected by websites, and enable them to choose whether or not they want to allow it to take place.

It started as an EU Directive that was adopted by all EU countries in May 2011. In the UK it was brought into law by an update of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Although each EU country has its own approach and interpretation, the basic requirements are very similar across all EU members.

If you are based in the EU and own a website, or your site is outside the EU but targeted towards EU citizens, you are now expected to comply with the law.


How to change your settings -


If you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of a website and some webpages may not work correctly.

Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser.


To delete cookies in Internet Explorer -


Click to open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.
Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete if it isn't already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete.

If you don't change any check boxes, deleting the browsing history removes temporary Internet files, webpage history, and cookies. Temporary files and cookies for your saved favourite websites are preserved.


To delete cookies in Google Chrome -


Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
In the "Cookies" section, you can change the cookies settings.


To delete cookies in Opera -


You can configure cookie settings when you are viewing any site by going to Settings > Quick Preferences > Edit site preferences > Cookies.


To delete cookies in Firefox -


At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
Select the Privacy panel.
Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
Click Show Cookies. The Cookies window will appear.
In the Search: field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.
Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie.

Or to delete all cookies in Firefox -

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, go over to the History menu and select Clear Recent History. Set Time range to clear to Everything.
Click on the arrow next to Details to expand the list of history items.
Select Cookies and make sure that other items you want to keep are not selected.
Click Clear Now to clear the cookies and close the Clear Recent History window.



For further information regarding the EU cookie law visit The Cookie Collective