A cookie (also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember useful information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).
Every time a user visits the website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are signed in to worldsbk.com, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics: for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
(For example, Google Analytics)