2. About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
3. Our cookies
We use only session cookies on our website.
The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
4. Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The analytics cookies used by our website are:
|_ga||.startupcroydon.co.uk||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||.startupcroydon.co.uk||Analytics||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
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The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
5. Third-party cookies
Our website does not use third-party cookies.
6. Managing cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, and you can also delete some or all cookies from your chosen browser. Blocking or deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites, including ours.
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
7. Cookie preferences
You can find more information about managing your cookies on the About Cookies website.