Last updated: May 2018
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website using your web browser. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and it allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. It also allows the website or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Yes, there are four different types of cookies that you need to be aware of. These are:
1. Session cookies
These cookies are temporary and expire once you leave the site. Session cookies are mainly used by online shops to hold your items in the basket while you are shopping online.
2. Permanent cookies
These cookies may stay on your device’s disk/hardware/memory (?) for a long time after the session is ended.
By law, they should be deleted every 12 months at least, but a cookie might stay on the disk/hardward/memory (?) forever.
These cookies may hold data such as login details, contact information and account numbers, so that you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site.
3. First party cookies
First-party cookies are issued from the website you have accessed. These cookies often serve to give memory to the website about your data and preferences.
4. Third party cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are on.
The aim of third-party cookies is often to collect certain information to carry out various research into behaviour and demographics.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
Third-party cookies. In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service and help process orders.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
I was not a mobile phone user previously but now use it for calls, sending e-mails and texts. Also, I frequently use YouTube, Internet radio and talking books! Although I have a little sight, I feel I could use it without any sight.
Your Synapptic devices are the best things I have used in the ten years I have been blind. Thanks to the above, I was awarded a Blind Veterans UK Founder's Day Award for I T training earlier this year.
I have been using my Synapptic phone for a couple of months now and I love it. Synapptic software has opened up a whole new world to me. I am now even exploring taking photos with the camera. Just think - 6 months ago I could not even do text messages let alone think about attaching photos! I hope everyone else is getting as much pleasure from their Synapptic phone as I am.
If I did not have my Synapptic tablet, I would be lost without it. I can keep in touch with all my friends on email and Facebook. The speech recognition is the icing on the cake – wonderful!
Synapptic gives the user the very best opportunity to feel part of - and contribute to - the modern world, despite any level of sight loss.