A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
All the information collected is anonymous and aggregated. The information on web usage is purely restricted to your use of the Priston Web. It is collected in order to improve the website and make it more useful to visitors.
If you wish to disable cookies in your browser software, you can find further information on the Information Commisioner's Office website, but do bear in mind that disabling cookies will impair your experience of some websites. Alternatively, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on. The Add-on communicates with the websites running Google Analytics to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. This should not affect the functionality of websites you visit but it will mean that anonymous usage information is not made available to website managers to enable them to improve their websites.