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  • 2015-11-18 14:59
  • by Marie

Privacy & Cookies on www.microbit.co.uk

The BBC will use your information collected through this website in accordance with the micro:bit Privacy Policy.

Cookies on www.microbit.co.uk

Cookies enable us to identify your device, if you have logged in, and allow us to provide off-line working when you are writing programs in one of the micro:bit editors. We use cookies that are necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. If you disable cookies your experience might be affected, for example the coding editors will not work. The micro:bit site uses different types of cookie to provide different types of functionality.
We use performance cookies for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the website so that we can improve how we present our content to you.
A comprehensive list of cookies used on the site can be viewed at micro:bit Cookie List.
We store information in a cookie when you accept the Cookie banner on first visit to the site to improve your user experience for subsequent visits.
When using the micro:bit editors to author programs, your programs, your unique ID, which is assigned to you on registration with the site, and your display name are stored on your device to allow you to continue working on your programs when off-line. This stored information can be cleared from your device by signing out of the website if you are logged in or clicking on the ‘Sign Out’ button here. This uses the newer browser technology ‘HTML5 Storage’ to persist the information.
HTML5 Storage is similar in concept to browser cookies in that the data is stored in your browser's files, and it is used for similar purposes. However as this storage enables us to store greater amounts of information, it allows storage of your programs on your device.

Managing Cookies

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You can also choose whether or not to accept certain categories of cookies on the micro:bit website by using the sorry, external link not allowed .
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies that 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 sorry, external link not allowed , which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
If you wish to restrict or block the use of HTML5 Storage 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 this sorry, external link not allowed article which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Most websites do work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies . For example, by using cookies and associated technologies such as HTML5 Storage, the micro:bit website provides off-line editing and management of your programs.