Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are typically harmless, and widely used in order to improve your visitor experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Note: some websites require cookies to be set regardless of your browser preferences
2) Types of Cookies
The most common (and likely) cookies to be set are shown below:
|Session Cookie||_platform_os_session, _session_id||This system session cookie is used to store some basic information such as CSRF security token for form submission.|
|Google Analytics||_ga, _gid, _gat||Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
|Google Maps||SID, APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SSID, NID, PREF, ULS||We may use embedded Google maps to show our visitors the location of our office. In cases where we do, these cookies may be set on your device.|
|_twitter_sess||Where the "Follow Button" Twitter plugin is used to help market the business using Twitter, these cookies may be set. The plugin detects whether a user is logged in to Twitter when he/she visits a website and uses this information to present either a "Follow" or "You Follow" message with various other details from Twitter. The plugin creates four third-party cookies - pid, _twitter_sess, kdt, and guest_id - if a visitor accesses the site when not logged into Twitter, and a further cookie if accessed while logged on to Twitter.|
Most web browsers allow some control of certain cookies through the browser settings. However, please note that even if you block cookies in your browser, we cannot guarantee that cookies will not be set on your device; this is due to the way many websites work. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.