What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit a web site. They are used to provide memory for the website so that it can provide information to the owners such as when you return to the site or what pages you clicked on while visiting. They can also be used to allow a webpage to work more efficiently or to enhance the services and content the website can provide.
Cookies enable our web server to identify you to us through your IP address, to track information gained through the pages you visit. While using our website and allow the use of our contact us form. Most of the cookies we use will last for a single visit to our site as they are set to be deleted from your computer when you close your browser, some may remain on your browser for a maximum of 2 years or until you delete them.
What types of Cookies are there?
Essential cookies – These are automatically placed on your device or computer when you visit or take certain actions on our website.
Persistent cookies – Aa persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
Session cookies – Will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Authentication – To identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate through it.
Personalisation – This helps store information about your preferences and to personalise your experience of our website for you.
Security – As a security measure to help protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services.
Analysis –We use this to help analyse the use and performance of our website and services. And check where this can be improved.
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