Cookie policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Like many other websites, the Metro website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit.

They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

Below  Video on Website cookies by the Guardian

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are transferred by a website to your browser directory. They help the website identify your browser/device. They perform different tasks on a website, and certain aspects of the website will not function correctly without them. To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org

The cookies used on a website are:

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This gathers information about users, how they found and navigated the site as well as facts about which browsers they have used. The data gathered by this cookie is anonymous and is used to enhance the usability of the website. Further information is available from: http://www.google.com/intl/None/policies/privacy

SESSION COOKIES

Session cookies are used to remember you when you log in and also for the shopping cart. Disabling these cookies will stop this functionality working.
Further information about session cookies is available from: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

 

 

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