What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does Davies Consultancy use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Davies Consultancy routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the site. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
- Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you made an edit to an article on the site while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of site tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the site to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you may have customized the site in other ways. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
- Targeting Cookies. These types of cookies are used to deliver content that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than Davies Consultancy. Davies Consultancy does not knowingly use this type of cookie.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Davies Consultancy, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Davies Consultancy, for example to help us understand how our site is being used. We will not knowingly allow third-party cookies to be placed on your device by any business partners through our site.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies or disable your browser from receiving cookies, follow the instructions for Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox. Other browser support pages will contain the relevant details for their browsers.
Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our site and other parts of our site may not work properly.
You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
We at Davies Consultancy take privacy of our visitors seriously and we wish to stress that we do not gather, save, collect nor use any personal information of visitors to our Website.
Davies Consultancy does not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute email addresses or any other personal information entrusted to us by our visitors. We also do not solicit or collect any emails unless you make a request for use of our content or other general enquiry. All discussions by email or phone are completely confidential.
We may sometimes employ our own customised statistic analytics which uses tracking cookies which we use to identify, what country, what Internet protocol (IP) address and for methods on how you come to visit our site, including whether you came direct to our site or from another website and the URL of that website. We also try to identify if you have visited us from a search engine such as Google or Bing and for what search string you used.
The information generated by our first party cookies about your use of our website is stored by us on a server in the UK. The data is kept for a maximum of 30 days and then deleted. No data is shared, sold or given to third parties.
Third Party Advertising
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads or content when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/