Cookies

We’re not talking about the round ones you bake in the oven, though they are rather fantastic. We’re talking about web cookies. Still not hungry sure? We’ve got it covered. Here’s a simple explanation of what they are, why they matter, and how they are used on this website. If you don’t want cookies then click here to scroll directly to the bottom of this page for possible solutions ↓.

What are cookies?

Cookies are chunks of data stored by websites on your computer. Cookies are normally only stored temporarily on your computer in your web browser’s temporary data store. The duration that a cookie actually remains stored on your computer is determined by the website that stored the cookie and your web browser settings.

Why cookies?

Cookies are used by most websites and can help us to improve your experience as a visitor. They allow us to collect useful information about the popularity of content, for example, and enable our website to do useful tasks like remember you when logged in so that you don’t have to enter your credentials every time. These are just a few examples of just how awesome web cookies can be.

Cookies we use:

Origin Purpose
CMS Our CMS (website software) uses cookies to distinguish between users and verify who you are. There are cookies for logged-in users and for commenters.
Google Analytics Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site on our behalf. We use aggregate information collected to compile analytical reports and to help us improve the website. The information that we receive is anonymised. For more information see: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Facebook Facebook widgets embedded on the website may use cookies to collect information about you, your device, and what you do. For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter Twitter widgets embedded on the website may use cookies to collect information about you, your device, and what you do. For more information see: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Issuu Issuu widgets embedded on the website may use cookies to collect information about you, your device, and what you do. For more information see: https://issuu.com/legal/privacy

Disable cookies:

“I don’t want any cookies! I only came here to eat science!”

You can delete the cookies we use at any time by clearing your web browser’s browsing history and cache.

If you do not agree to the cookies we use then you may disable cookies entirely or stop using our website. You may also be able to selectively allow cookies but this is outside the technical scope of this page (though the links in the table above may help). However, we really don’t want to see you go, so if the cookies we use are a concern to you then the easiest option is to disable cookies.


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