A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. Like virtual door keys, cookies unlock a computer's memory and allow a website to recognise users when they return to a site by opening doors to different content or services. Like a key, a cookie itself does not contain information, but when it is read by a browser it can help a website improve the service delivered.
Cookie files are automatically lodged into the cookie file- the memory of your browser - and each one typically contains:
- The name of the server the cookie was sent from
- The lifetime of the cookie
- A value - usually a randomly generated unique number
The website server which sent the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on the hard disk of computers so that the website can remember who you are.
This website uses the following cookies:
|Cookie Name||Description||Duration / Expires|
|PHPSESSID||This keeps track of the user connection should they start a transaction.||When the browser is closed|
|_atuvc||This is used to count the number of times the user connects to our site's pages.||Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:30:42|
|These cookies are used by Google Analytics 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.||When the browser is closed|
|_hstc||These cookies are used by HubSpot 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.
It also tracks Timestamps of first, last and current visit to the site and total sessions. It keeps the visitor's identity which is gathered after form submission and used when duplicating contacts.
|_hssrc||When the browser is closed|
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 http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies