Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of text data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer from the website that you are visiting and is stored on your computer's hard drive.
Cookies are a reliable way for websites to remember things that a browser had done in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or which pages on a website have been viewed.

Are cookies dangerous?

NO. A cookie is a simple piece of text. It is not a program, or a plug-in. It cannot be used as a virus, and it cannot access your hard drive.

What does Eatcetera use cookies for?

We use cookies to keep track of your buffet order and login details. These are strictly necessary for our website to work properly, so if you disable them then certain functionalities will break or be unavailable.

Which cookies are used?

We use Google Analytics tracking cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of this website.
This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here: http://www.google.com/privacy.html.
Google Analytics collects anonymous information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors.
Cookie name Used by Description
JSESSIONID eatcetera.co.uk Used to keep track of your order as you progress through the Eatcetera website
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
Google analytics

_utmz stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

_utma stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).

_utmb and _utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes (e.g. using firecookie), you will see these change regularly.