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This website uses Cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Natural Patches use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information.  They are downloaded and stored onto a computer or mobile device each time a website is visited. That website will send information to the user’s web browser and the web browser will return data about the user and / or their device to the originating website each time it is visited.
Cookies cannot spread viruses and cannot harm a computer or mobile device.
There are mainly two types of Cookies and each Cookie can contain up to seven pieces of information.

Types of Cookies

Necessary Cookie
Necessary Cookies enable you to use our website and all their features, such as using one of the contact options. Without these Cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our websites.

Session Cookie

Session Cookies are deleted once the user has left the website and closed down the browser.

Persistent Cookie

Persistent Cookies remain stored on the device so that the website can remember a user’s preferenceson future visits.  They can be manually deleted by the user or delete themselves when they reach their expiry date.

Cookie information

Name of Cookie

Domain

  • The domain of the website that set the Cookie.  A Cookie can only be read by the site that set it. Value.
  • The identifying information the Cookie is carrying. This is normally an encrypted string of letters and numbers that is only meaningful to the website that set the Cookie Expiry.

 

How long the Cookie lasts for. If this is not set, the Cookie will disappear when the web browser is closed (session cookies). Otherwise it will delete itself on the date set in the expiry field.

Path

This is not always used, but can be set so that the Cookie is only sent when the user is in a particular part of the website. For example if the domain is set to acme.com, and the path is set to /accounts, the Cookie will only be used when the user is in the acme.com/accounts part of the site.

Secure

This attribute can be used to tell the browser to only use the Cookie when it is using a secure or encrypted connection.

Http-only

This attribute can be used to tell the browser to only use the Cookie when the http Protocol is being used. Ie if this attribute is set, the Cookie won’t be accessible via non-http methods, such as JavaScript.
This information can be used to authenticate the user, automatically set preferences, keep track of a shopping cart’s contents, track the user across the site or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data.  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

Can a user control the Cookies they get?

Yes. A user can control what Cookies they get, and which Cookies to keep, and whether or not information about browsing activity is captured.
Below are instructions on controlling Cookies in the most recent versions of Windows Explorer.

  • Select Tools > Internet Options then Privacy Tab then Advanced
  • Check Override automatic cookie handling
  • Click Accept, Block or Prompt then OK twice.

 

If you have Firefox, please click here.
In Firefox, you can adjust your Cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
If you have Chrome, please click here.
If you are using a different browser, please refer to the ‘Help’ function of your particular browser for further information.

How can cookies be disabled?

More information about enabling/disabling and deleting cookies can be found trough the security features of the browser you are using (check the ‘Help’ options available for your browser or consult your browser provider's web site for further information).
For more information about the use of cookies and how you can disable and delete these, please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you want to automatically block all cookies coming from Google analytics please visit the following website:http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181881