Privacy policy and cookies

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CookiesThis website does not set cookies; the only third-party cookies you could encounter are as follows:

The Youtube video on the Bodmin page works even if you have blocked third-party cookies. If you have not blocked third party cookies, visiting playing the video allows Youtube to set the following Youtube cookies:
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE; this persistent cookie has a duration of 7 months, and seems to determine which version of the Youtube homepage you get if you visit it;

  • use_hitbox; this session-only cookie seems to allows the counter for the video to increment on the Youtube site;

  • GEO; this session-only cookie appears to allow the video to be viewed regardless of the geolocation of the user.

(Session-only cookies are deleted on termination of the browser session.)

The above cookies are not set until a Youtube video is played because the Youtube video on this site is embedded in 'privacy-enhanced mode'.

If you have not blocked third-party cookies, and you do not wish to receive Youtube's cookies, I do not yet know of a method of changing the page in question to prevent you watching the video, because this will depend on the setting of your browser. (If you do not want to receive Youtube's cookies, you can do this by blocking them in your browser settings. If you do accept them, you can also set your browser to always delete the cookies by ticking the 'Clear cookies and other site data when I close my browser' or 'Allow local data to be set for the current session only' options.)

In addition to the above 'http' cookies, please be aware that Youtube may also issue persistent flash cookies, and that these can only be deleted or controlled via your Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager, which can be accessed from your browser or Control Panel or directly from Adobe. Here's a useful video on the subject.


The above information on cookies reflects the legal requirements of the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.