What are browser cookies?
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
For more information see: www.allaboutcookies.org
What cookies are used on this website?
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
Source Google Analytics
Cookie Name: _ga, _gat, _gid, _collect
Purpose These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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Cookie Name f24_autold, f24_personid
Purpose: These cookies will collect search terms you have used to either find our website or used on our website, a record of all browsing behaviour including links clicked. This is done via a cookie which is set on your first arrival to our website and the contents of any form you submit to us. Information that will help us contact you in the future like: name, company name, address, phone and email. And retain all personal information disclosed by you to us, we will not seek to append personal data from external sources. Information on engagement with the emails you receive from us. The IP address your router freely transmits to our web servers. Your browser user agent, as freely transmitted by your computer. This includes your browser build information, your device type and your computer’s operating system.
How do I opt-out?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout