What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets web site operators know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details.
What cookies do we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. We use the following terminology:
- Session cookies – only last for the duration of your browsing session on the website. Your web browser would normally delete these when you close the browser.
- Persistent cookies – these last longer than the browser session e.g. if you log into a website and then return to the website some days later, the website knows who you are and displays a welcome message to you. Persistent cookies enable this to happen.
- First party cookies – these are set by us
- Third party cookies – you may notice some cookies that aren't related to us. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
|Cookie Name||Description and Purpose||Session / Persistent||First / Third Party|
|_utma||These cookies are used by Google to provide different Google services for the user and to collect anonymous data about the user||Persistent||Third Party|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is essential for site functionality. It does not store any personal information. A session cookie only lasts for the duration the user is using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits||Session||First Party|
Managing your cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can delete cookies stored in your browser by using a function in your browser. Whilst this does not mean you won’t collect cookies in the future, it gives you freedom to delete your cookies after you have been online.
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.
Please note that Wolseley UK is not responsible for the content of external websites.