This policy tells you about the cookies which are used on Essiell’s website (“our site”).
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They are stored on your computer for varying periods of time, from the duration of your visit to a few months or more.
We use some essential cookies and similar tools on our site www.essiell.com which are needed for its operation as well as some non-essential cookies which help us understand which pages you may or may not find useful and how our website may be improved. A cookie in no way gives us (or third parties) access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This policy explains the cookies dropped on your computer when you visit our site and why.
3. What types of cookies are used by us?
Essential cookies: These cookies are always active as they are necessary for a website to function and cannot be switched off in our system. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the visited site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance cookies: These cookies are always active as they allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. Information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies then we will not know when you have visited our site, and we will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional cookies: These cookies are always active as they enable the site to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we may have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
4. List of cookies
Cookie: Cookie preference
Purpose: This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Essiell.com. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Category: Essential cookie
Status: Always active
Cookie: Universal Analytics (Google)
Name: _ga; _gali; _gat_UA-1036645-1; _gid
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site and optimise the experience for future users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site and blog, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
Category: Performance Cookies
Status: Always active
Name: incap_ses_*; visid_incap_*; _utmva*; __utmvb*; __utmvm*
Purpose: We use this third-party service to filter out malicious requests. Its cookies expire after a set period (listed below):
– incap_ses_* – expires at the end of your session
– visid_incap_* – expires after two years
– __utmva*, __utmvb*, __utmvm* – expires after 15 minutes
Status: Active for defined period
The purpose of the cookies in use will not change without this policy being updated however, we may not update this policy every time the identity of the particular cookie or the party setting the cookie changes.
5. Managing and blocking cookies
It is possible to block cookies, although if you do choose to disable cookies then certain sections of the website may not work properly. If you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device. More information about cookies or how to manage them on your computer can be found at https://www.gov.uk/help/cookies, www.aboutcookies.org, and www.allaboutcookies.org.
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