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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's server. Computer cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run advertisements, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the advertisements appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.

What cookies are used on this website?

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie

Source

Purpose

More Information

cb-enabled
cb-accepted
cb-declined

Aquilant

Used to track if you have cookies enabled on your browser and if you have accepted or declined permission to allow cookies to be used on the Aquilant websites.

- First party
- Physical
- Expires after 1 year

__utma

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

- Third party
- Physical
- Expires 2 years from set/update

__utmb

Google Analytics

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

- Third party
- Physical
- Expires 30 mins from set/update

__utmc

Google Analytics

Operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user is in a new session/visit.

- Third party
- Physical
- Expires at end of browser session

__utmz

Google Analytics

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

- Third party
- Physical
- Expires 6 months from set/update

__utmv

Google Analytics

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

- Third party
- Physical
- Expires 2 years from set/update

_t
_g

Aquilant

Session variables used to track your selected location or area of interest on the website. These are only stored for the life of your session on the website.

- First party
- Session
- Expires 30 mins from set/update

   

Who drops cookies when you use our website?

Many of the cookies dropped when you use our services are “first party cookies” (meaning cookies placed and read by us directly).

A number of our partners also drop cookies when you use our services. These specialist “third party cookies” are not set by us but are rather set by companies such as Google for website analytics purposes with our permission. Please read our partners’ privacy policies to ensure that you are comfortable with the manner in which they use cookies:

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html 

How do you opt out?

If you do not consent to our use of cookies, you can set your browser settings to reject cookies. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your web browser. You can find more details about how to control cookies here.   Alternatively, you can use the “Help” option in your web browser to get more details.

A number of features of our services may not work or will be curtailed from working effectively without cookies. As a result, changing your browser settings to reject cookies may have a negative impact on your ability to use our website.

If you use our website with your web browser set to accept cookies, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this cookies policy. If you do not accept our use of cookies, you should either (a) immediately stop using our services or (b) use the settings described above to reject cookies. You can find out more about deleting and blocking cookies here and using your web browser’s “Help” option.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices relating to the website or your dealing with the website you can contact:


Aquilant House,
Units B1 - B2,
Bond Close,
Kingsland Business Park,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG24 8PZ
Telephone : +44 (0) 1256 365450
Facsimile : +44 (0) 1256 365486
E-mail : contactus@aquilantservices.com
Website : http://www.aquilantservices.com