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What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser.

The browser is then expected to save the cookie onto the hard drive of the user's computer and send it back to the server when the site is next visited using the same computer.

Depending on the type of cookie being sent, and the browser's settings, a browser can automatically accept or refuse the cookie or ask the user before taking either action.

If the cookie is accepted, it may be saved for a variable length of time.

Cookies might contain information such as:

  • login information
  • registration information
  • online shopping cart information
  • user preferences

When you return to a web site and request to view a page, the server will also receive the cookie that has been stored on your computer via your browser. Web servers use the information stored in cookies to customise web pages according to the user's preferences or to keep a log of a particular user's requests. Using this methodology, your return visits to some sites can be personalised and you will be spared the tedious job of typing in the same information time after time.

Cookies do not read your hard drive or send your life story to the Government, but they can be used to gather more information about a user than would be possible without them.

This statement explains how we use cookies on Chiltern Business Computing web pages (i.e. those in Please see our Privacy Policy for information about what types of personal information is collected when you visit the website, and how this information will be used.

How we use cookies

All of our web pages use "cookies". These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us learn how we can improve our website to give users a better experience as they browse. 

Most web browsers allow you some control of most cookies through your browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them please visit 

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by the website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.  This website uses no Third Party Cookies

First Party Cookies


Cookie Name


Google Analytics


These cookies allow us to collect anonymous information about how users are interacting with our website, which help us resolve errors and improve our site.


So we can check if you have already seen a notification on the site.


A cookie that uses to store a unique identifier for your session.


A cookie that uses to check that you have authenticated.


Changes to our Cookie Statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page.


Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to or addressed to the Data Protection Officer, Chiltern Business Computing Ltd, 20 Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, HP11 1QL

Contact Details

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20 Marlow Hill, High Wycombe HP11 1QL

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