WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is used by a website to send state information to a user's browser and for the browser to return the state information to the origin site. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user's preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user's computer.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies cannot be programmed and CANNOT carry viruses.
COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE
Concept Data Display uses Google analytics to track the usage of our website. Below is a list of the various cookie that are present on our website.
__utmz – A Google analytic persistent cookie that lasts for six months recording such things as how you arrived on the site and where from (search engine etc.)
__utma – A Google analytic persistent cookie that simply tracks the number of visits to a site. It Lasts until the cache is cleared.
__utmb & utmc – Google analytic cookies that track the exact time a user enters and exits the site. __utmb is a session cookie and expires when you leave the site. __utmc expires after 30 minutes of not returning to the site.
If you are unhappy with allowing cookies to be stored on your device while visiting the Concept Data Display website you can disable them through your browser settings.
In Firefox go to [Tools] then [Options] and select the [Privacy] Tab. Then deselect the option to ‘Accept cookies from sites.’
In Internet Explorer simply [Tools], [Internet Options], [Privacy], and select ‘Block all cookies’ using the slider. Be aware though that refusing cookies can have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
For more information on EU Cookie legislation visit www.ico.gov.uk.