What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on a computer during a visit to a website. They allow a website to establish a relationship with a computer and to recognise that computer over extended or subsequent visits. Cookies may be used to maintain a record of page views or purchases (such as in a Shopping Basket), and they may also be used to determine which links a visitor uses to leave the site, allowing a webmaster to build a statistical chart of what is of most interest to visitors.
What Cookies are collected on the Dedalus Press site?
The Dedalus Press uses only such cookies as allow the full and proper functioning of its ecommerce site. Where we request and collect personal information, such as name and address for the dispatch of purchases, we do not share such data with any third party and use it only to communicate directly with our customers. (In respect of online payments, we have implemented SSL encryption across our entire site, and all payments are handled securely by either of two of the most respected ecommerce companies in the business, namely PayPal and Stripe. At no time do we have access to our customers’ financial or credit card details.)
Where cookies are used to collect statistical information about the site and its users (visits to pages, clicks on individual links) these cookies do not collect any personal information and are implemented solely to help us improve the functionality of the website for all its visitors. The statistical analysis of website organisation provided by Google Analytics is perhaps the best known example of this form of cookie and allows us to see which pages generate the most interest among or are the most attractive for our visitors.
A third form of cookie relates to the pages a visitor proceeds to, having decided to leave the Dedalus Press website. Links on the Dedalus Press site to sites such as Facebook and Twitter allow us to see which of these links is most successful or useful. They do not allow us to see where our visitors go after following such links.
Dedalus Press is at all times committed to best practice and takes the privacy of its visitors, readers and customers very seriously. If you should have any concerns about any aspect of this Policy, or any aspect of the Dedalus Press website, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Last updated 27 November 2018