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Aunt Florentine’s Oyster Oy uses its own and third-party cookies for the following purposes:
· To identify a user when they visit a page. The cookie is valid for 90 days from the latest visit.
· For analytics purposes and to collect user data using Google Analytics tools.
The user behaviour information generated by the cookies is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google Analytics may also transfer data to third parties. Google states that it only stores non-personally identifiable information, which means it does not link the information collected with any individual.
You can prevent Google from collecting information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this information by Google by following this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Most browsers allow cookies to be blocked. Below are instructions on how to block cookies in different browsers.
·Internet Explorer: click Tools>Internet Options>Privacy>Settings>Block all cookies
·Firefox: click the menu button>Options>Privacy and Security
·Safari: click Preferences>Privacy
·Google Chrome: click the Chrome menu icon> Settings> Advanced> Privacy
Blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of some websites.