What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They help to make a website work better for a user.

Does the Lincolnshire FHS site use cookies?

Cookies are used for some parts of this website. At the present, they are only used for parts of the Surname and Members Interests section to pass data between pages. The data in the cookies used is mostly anonymous and deleted when the user has made their enquiry.

Website visitor statistics

Some information is gathered on visitors to the Lincolnshire FHS website. Cookies are not used for this purpose, the statistics program carries out an analysis of log files and the IP addresses used by visitors to the website. Anonymous data is analysed to show things like the number of visitors, country distribution and the most popular pages in order to improve the site.