Last updated: 1 February 2013
Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user's device. They are helpful because they help to make a website work better for a user.
On Nigerian Centenary website users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section.
A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Cookies on Nigerian Centenary websites are used in a number of ways.
Nigerian Centenary uses a range of analytics tools to collect information about how people use its sites. This helps us make sure sites are meeting users' needs and to find out how we could improve.
Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies help Nigerian Centenary to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users' personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. Nigerian Centenary does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.
ii) Profile management
Some Nigerian Centenary sites allow users to login and retrieve personal information and account details. Some of these sites use a cookie in order to remember account information.
iii) Storing your usability and accessibility settings
Most Nigerian Centenary websites provide settings that allow you to resize text or view different colour options. If you switch them on, we store the settings in a cookie, so that they apply to each page you look at.
iv) Serving advertisements
Third-party cookies are not set directly by Nigerian Centenary, but by third-party service or functionality providers.
Nigerian Centenary uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on Nigerian Centenary websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing (for example, website analytics or advertising).
In addition, many Nigerian Centenary websites carry embedded ‘share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
Nigerian Centenary does not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, including how to opt-out, view their individual privacy policies listed below.
How to manage cookies
Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.
Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help' menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website's features.
Some cookies are not set by Nigerian Centenary websites but by other sites which provide a service or functionality on Nigerian Centenary websites. These are known as third-party cookies. Managing, deleting or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties. Details are provided in the section Third-party cookies.
You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org.