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Cookies Explained

Information and explanation on Internet Cookies

Cookies Explained

If you use the internet quite a bit, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of cookies.

But what are they?

Also known as HTML cookies, tracking cookies or magic cookies, these tiny files are automatically downloaded by your computer when you’re browsing online.

Don’t worry - they’re perfectly safe. But we’d still like to take a moment to explain what cookies do, which ones we use and how to remove them - if you really want to.

Let’s start at the beginning.

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are automatically downloaded to your computer when you browse websites like Ricoharena.com

Most websites use cookies in some form or another. While you’re busy browsing, they work quietly behind the scenes – saving important information that makes viewing web pages easier for you.

For example, one cookie remembers the order in which you’ve viewed web pages. That way, when you hit the ‘Back’ button in your browser, it’ll flick through them in the right order.

Cookies also send useful information to us – such as which pages on Ricoharena.com you’ve visited, which you’ve spent the most time on and what time of day you visited. All of this helps us to improve Ricoharena.com for the next time you visit.

But with all this data going back and forth, you’re probably wondering if your data is secure - which leads us onto our next question.

Are cookies safe?

Yes, cookies are safe. The information they collect is completely anonymous. We never, ever, collect personal information.

What’s more, cookies are not harmful to your computer, they take up minimal space and they can be removed with just a few clicks.

But before we get into deleting cookies, let’s look closer at the ones used on Ricoharena.com

Which cookies does Ricoharena.com use?

Type: 3rd Party

Source: GoogleAnalytics

Function: These cookies help us to recognise your computer when you visit Ricoharena.com .Why is this useful?

Well, for one, it means that you won’t need to spend time downloading the same pages over and over again. So browsing should be that little bit faster every time you visit.

Also, it’s really useful for us to know that you’ve visited more than once.

Deleting cookies

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, for Microsoft Windows Explorer:

• Open 'Windows Explorer'

• Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar

• Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'

• Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box

• Click 'Search Now'

• Double click on the folders that are found

• 'Select' any cookie file

• Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this web site.

Changes to our cookie policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this cookies policy; we suggest that you check here periodically for any changes.