Cookie Policy

Cookie Compliance

Summary

Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They are helpful because they help to make a website work better for a user.

On stevenaitchison.co.uk users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish.

About cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it.

Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

How StevenAitchison.co.uk uses cookies

Cookies on stevenaitchison.co.uk are used in a number of ways. A full list of all the cookies used acrossstevenaitchison.co.uk can be seen in the list of cookies used.

i) Analytics

Steven Aitchison uses a range of analytics tools to collect information about how people use its sites. This helps us make sure sites are meeting users’ needs and to find out how we could improve.

Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies help stevenaitchison.co.uk to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.

Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. stevenaitchison.co.uk does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

ii) Profile Management

Somestevenaitchison.co.uk sites allow users to login and retrieve personal information and account details. We use a cookie in order to remember account information.

iii) Storing your usability and accessibility settings

In future stevenaitchison.co.uk will provide settings that allow you to resize text or view different colour options. If you switch them on, we store the settings in a cookie, so that they apply to each page you look at.

iv) Serving advertisements

The advertisements seen on stevenaitchison.co.uk are served by third-party ad serving providers called Google Adsense. The system uses cookies to allow monitoring of the effectiveness of the ads (for example, by using statistical analysis cookies) and make the ads more relevant to users.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not set directly by stevenaitchison.co.uk, but by third-party service or functionality providers.

companycheck.co.uk uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on stevenaitchison.co.uk in order to deliver the services that they are providing (for example, website analytics or advertising).

In addition, stevenaitchison.co.uk carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

stevenaitchison.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, including how to opt-out, view their individual privacy policies listed below:

How to manage cookies

Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.

Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.

Some cookies are not set by stevenaitchison.co.uk but by other sites which provide a service or functionality on stevenaitchison.co.uk. These are known as third-party cookies. Managing, deleting or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties. Details are provided in the Ad Serving table above..

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org

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