What are 'Cookie' files?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. A device can refer to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful as they allow a website to recognise a user's device.
If you would like to read more information about how ‘cookie’ files are used throughout the Internet then please read the following link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Most of the Cookies we use will be deleted from your device at the end of a browser session (these Cookies are called "session cookies"). Other Cookies (known as "persistent cookies") remain on your computer and enable us to automatically recognise your device at your next visit. These cookies are used to greet you with your name upon your next visit and waive the need for you to re-insert your password each time.
Please note – ‘Cookie’ files are not software and cannot be programmed. As such ‘cookie’ files cannot contain malware or viruses.
How do Company Check use ‘cookies’?
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and to enable you to use its features. They include, for example, cookies that allow our web servers to respond to your actions on the website or browsing the website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website and remember choices you make to improve your experience. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. The information these cookies collect is anonymised and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These targeting or advertising cookies are usually third-party cookies (see section below). We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. If you would like more information about the cookies used by any third party, please see their individual privacy policies listed below:
We use this cookie to identify a user's visit to the companycheck.co.uk website.
This is a Company Check security token (it prevents anyone from gaining unauthorised access to the Company Checkuk.com website).
These cookies are used to ensure that Google Maps works correctly on the website.
These cookie are set by Google Analytics and are used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services - https://developers.google.com/.../cookie-usage.
These cookie are set by Clicky and like google analytics are used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services - https://clicky.com/help/faq/features/cookies
These cookies are set by Captify to allow us to get consent for advertising on our site and for monitoring search behaviour on Company Check. http://www.captify.co.uk/privacy-policy/
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. All modern Internet browsers will allow you to change your ‘cookie’ file settings. These options will typically be under the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ within your Internet browser 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. How can I switch off ‘cookie’ files?
In order to change your ‘cookie’ file settings you may find the following links useful:
- Cookie Settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie Settings in Firefox
- Cookie Settings in Chrome
- Cookie Settings in Safari
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