Cookies are small code snippets placed in your user browser and activated when you visit a website. Cookies may improve your browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences and understand how people use various features.
Yola (EricSmiley.co.uk is hosted on the Yola platform) uses some necessary cookies because they allow visitors to navigate better and use key features on our site. Read more about these cookies and their functionality:
Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website’s server to your web browser, from where they are stored on your device. Their purpose can vary, but they’re often used to:
Help customise a website
Help a visitor navigate through a website
Improve user experience
Store a visitor’s preferences and login information
Cookies can be both an essential or a non-essential part of your site, depending on your needs.
Essential cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access a website or take certain actions on a website. These cookies are used only to transmit the data online and are strictly necessary to make a website operational. Examples of essential cookies include:
Session cookies that keep users logged in as they navigate the website
Persistent cookies that save customized preferences for the users
Cookies that keep a shopping basket saved during the checkout process
These are all the other kinds of cookies that do not fall under the definition of essential cookies. Non-essential cookies and other technologies are only placed on the user’s device if the user has given consent to do so. Examples of non-essential cookies include:
Cookies left by analytics tools such as Google Analytics
Advertising trackers such as Facebook Pixel
Cookies left by any third-party widgets or embedded content
Certain data privacy legislation such as General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) may require you as a website owner to inform your visitors of cookies and ask for visitors’ consent to use them.
Here’s a table of cookies Yola uses:
How to check your cookies
For the most common browsers, you can:
See which cookies are active in your browser’s settings.
Clear cookies from your browser or device entirely or from a specific website.
For help locating cookies on your device, visit your browser’s documentation: