Cookies

What are they?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites.

What cookies does A.C. Whyte & Co. use on its site?

Essential for site functionality:

Our Content Management System (the software we use to update the content on our site) uses one cookie to authenticate website administrators. It is not used by A.C. Whyte for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

Essential for users’ site experience:

We use four cookies from Google Analytics which are essential for users’ experience of our site. They provide us with information on how many unique browsers we have had during a given period and how often people visit our site, where and when they tend to come in and which pages they were looking at before they left, and so on. We use this information to understand which content is most helpful/relevant and to improve all users’ experience on our website. We do not use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally. For this reason these cookies are often called ‘anonymous analytics cookies’ and are entirely benign.

You can find out more about cookie use by Google Analytics here.  The longest lifespan of these cookies is two years.

We have no means of tracking your surfing behaviour on other websites before or after you visit the A.C. Whyte site.

What is the legal position on cookies?

The law about use of non-essential cookies changed in May 2011. You can find more information about this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

In the meantime, you can tell your web browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to set a cookie. You can also tell your browser to disable and/or refuse all cookies, although doing so may affect your experience of many websites. Each browser has slightly different ways of handling cookies but you can usually find out how to do it via the ‘Help’ or ‘Settings’ options on your browser.

 

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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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Content Management System cookie

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This cookie is set by our content management system upon arrival to the A.C. Whyte site. It is not used by A.C. Whyte for any purpose.

This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

 

 

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