Tuesday, 28 July 2015

What You Need To Know About The Google Cookies Notice

Disclaimer:  I'm not a technical person but I hope this post will explain what cookies are and why there is a new cookie banner here.  Sorry about that, not my choice its a new EU law.
Hi honeys
I hope you've had a fabulous weekend with much better weather than we've had here.  It might be July but I swear it feels like October.  Where did Summer go? Did I blink and miss it?

Google cookies

Arriving here to start work on a new blog post (which you'll love, more books dear ones) I was met by a message from Google regarding cookies.  No, not these cookies.....

Yummy homemade gingerbread cookies

Although if you want the recipe for these delicious, super easy to make gingerbread cookies you can find it here :)  Of course Google was referring to computer cookies :)  Computers eat cookies? Well, maybe just a byte <groans> Sorry honeys :) That's the best joke I could think of this early in the morning :)    

You might have noticed when you arrived here today that the header now has a banner running across it that looks like this....

So, what is a computer cookie?  Apparently it's a small text file that is left on your computer by websites you visit.  These cookies assist users by remembering what sites you've been to and use that information to suggest ads, services etc based on your perceived likes. They don't contain sensitive information such as user names or passwords.  Those are stored on your computer in the Auto Complete Folder under Content in Internet Options.

Cookies are easily removed and you can read how to do that from lots of different browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Opera (and many more) here

You can find a page from Google here with their cookie policy, information about how they use cookies as well as lots of other useful information and a useful video. 
In addition there is a fabulous page here chock full of all kinds of cookie information.  Is it just me or does anyone else dislike change?  Now that we've gotten the cookie information over with, lets smile at some pretty roses.....

Beautiful roses

Till next time dear ones, smile & hug lots and have a happy, happy day, hugs always xx  

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