When you use the Silicon South website it automatically issues your computer with a small piece of code known as a cookie. This cookie enables the web page to be displayed correctly. This information enables us to manage and improve services on this website – this cookie does not however contain any personal identifying information.
When you view our website, our webservers build logs of activity which contain information about your location and your computer’s IP address.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which asks permission from your browser to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and allow us to distinguish you from other users of the site. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences and allows us to improve our site.
Cookies we use:
- We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic (the number of visitors and how visitors move around the site when they are using it) and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis.
- We also use Third Party cookies within our email campaigns, predominantly sent using the InTouchCRM email marketing tool, as well as Google Analytics. Cookies are used to monitor open rates and improve your email experience and also for the tracking of website activity initiated from hyperlinks within email marketing campaigns.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Removing and disabling cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies on your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. You should be aware however, that if you choose to decline cookies, certain functions or features on our website may not work correctly.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
- Session Cookies. These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website). Session cookies help the website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information.
- Persistent Cookies. These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number).
The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
To find out more about how to manage cookies through your chosen browser go to: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding this policy.