When someone visits the Short Stories website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and to allow us to improve our online services. We may, for example, collect information about the type of device you use to access our online services, the operating system and version, your IP address, your general geographic location as indicated by your IP address, your browser type, the content you view and features you access on our online services, the web pages you view immediately before and after you access our online services, whether and how you interact with content available on our online services, and the search terms you enter on our online services. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently to improve the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
This website sets cookies which remain on your computer for differing times. Some expire at the end of each session and some remain for longer so that when you return to our website, you will have a better user experience.
Detailed below are the cookies we use and why and how long they last.
- _gdpr: expires after 1 year
- _utma: expires after 2 years
- _utmb: expires after 30 minutes
- _utmc: expires at end of the session
- _utmz: expires after 2 years
We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. For more information about Google Analytics cookies please see the link here.
How to manage cookies in your browser
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Most browsers enable you to block cookies or to block cookies from particular sites. Browsers can also help you to delete cookies when you close your browser. You should note however, that this may mean that any opt-outs or preferences you set on our website will be lost. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ which includes information on how to manage your settings for the major browser providers.
Third Party cookies
This websites uses third party services such as Google Analytics, Twitter, as well as sometimes embedding photos and video content from websites such as Flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on the website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Short Stories does not control the dissemination of these cookies and cookies from those websites will not be blocked. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit here.