- What are cookies for?
- What is a cookie?
- What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
- Cookie types we use
- Common Browser settings
What is in a Cookie?
A cookie is just a simple text file that is stored on your own computer or mobile device by a website’s server, and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser, which ever one you are using. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a little intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. You can use the settings in your browser to block cookies. You can also delete any cookies that have already been saved. If you are unsure, you can check with the help of your preferred browser. See below for further assistance.
Cookie Types We Use
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising
Common Browser Settings
- Click the settings icon on the browser toolbar (three stacked lines).
- Select ‘Settings’.
- Click ‘Show advanced settings’.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Cookies’ section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’. This will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies, pick ‘Block third-party cookies and site data’.
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Cookies’ section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome.
- Click the menu button, and choose ‘Preferences’.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Set ‘Firefox will:’ to ‘Use custom settings for history’.
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies from sites’.
- To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies from sites’.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox.
Safari on OSX
- Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
- Click on ‘Privacy’.
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Cookies and website data:’ section, click ‘Always Allow’ or ‘Allow from websites I visit’ or ‘Allow from current website only’ depending on your preference.
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Cookies and website data:’ section, click ‘Always Block’.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari.
- From the main menu, select ‘Settings’ (or ‘Preferences’, when using OS X).
- Click ‘Privacy & security’ in the sidebar.
- Under ‘Cookies’, select an option for handling cookies.
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Allow local data to be set’ or ‘Keep local data only until I quit my browser’ depending on your preference.
- To disable cookies: Check ‘Block sites from setting any data’ or ‘Block third-party cookies and site data’ depending on your preference.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’.
- In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab.
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below.
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer.
- Click on ‘More’ and choose ‘Settings’.
- Under ‘Advanced settings’, select ‘View advanced Settings’.
- Under ‘Privacy and services – Cookies’, choose the option you want.
- ‘Block all cookies’ blocks all cookies that websites try to save to your computer. ‘Block only third party cookies’ blocks third-party cookies, which are saved by external web services, such as ads embedded on webpages you have navigated to.
- Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Edge.
The most fundamental of all our work principles is that if the client is happy, then were too. Too often, we hear that clients have not received timely responses to a request for assessments. We work hard to ensure we have the necessary resources in place to service our clients in a timely manner.
We offer a value-added service that not only encompasses the assessment of your systems.
We believe in giving a great service while also maintaining a competitive cost structure. We do this by operation, a lean flat management company allowing you to deal with the decision makers.
Many businesses feel hampered by overly complex systems, with document trails that simply confuse and frustrate. We believe in a ‘Keep it Simple’ approach which creates clear, straightforward management system assessments that support your business. By continually reviewing our services, we ensure our processes always work efficiently for you.