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Tracking and recording your Internet usage

Internet technology can track and record your movements on the Internet, usually for marketing purposes. Web sites achieve this by setting 'cookie' files in your browser.

Cookie files may record the pages you have visited within a website in order to remember you the next time you visit, tailoring marketing or advertising to your interests. Cookies can also record username and password details.

Managing cookies

Although generally not harmful, some people find the idea behind cookies intrusive. It is possible to control the setting of cookies within your Internet browser or to use anti-cookie software. Please note however that some Library databases requires cookies to be enabled in your browser.

 

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