What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Are cookies dangerous?
No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and modern versions of both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.
Southern Seas uses minimal cookies on its site. The purpose of cookies is to make it easier and quicker for you to use the site. For example, if you have to login to leave comments on the site a cookie will remember that you have already signed in so that you don’t have to enter your username and password on every single page you visit. If you do not use the registration/login system this cookie will not save to your machine.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.