Cookie Policy – ‘Our Cookies Are Friendly’

COOKIE POLICY – ABOUT OUR COOKIES – CONTINUING TO SUPPORT YOUR INFORMED CHOICE

‘Our Cookies Are Friendly’

 

 

 

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 stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.  A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the 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.

 

Please note: this is our initial policy and what we see as the 1st stage of achieving UK privacy compliance for all visitors to our site (including Opt In / Opt Out).

Our website uses cookies.  We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website. / By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

There is a degree of confusion currently around what is considered consent for cookies – and this is likely to be the case for a little while yet – so here at http://www.theaftersalesnetwork.com/  we are not just addressing the legal compliance aspects, we also believe in open and transparent business operations.

Apart from the additional information provided by this update, the operation of the http://www.theaftersalesnetwork.com/  website has not changed or been modified. The detail contained within this page is provided to ensure you are fully aware of the cookies we have in use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of cookies.

We are currently examining all elements of our web operations and working on a 3-stage approach to meet the EU guidelines relating to protecting your privacy online — we want you to be 100% confident in using our site, and for you to be more than satisfied that your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.

The 1st stage is all about us providing you with the detail around the cookies we use. The 2nd stage is about internal change across our business – to educate staff as to the importance and understanding of online privacy, together with the updating of our internal policies and procedures. The 3rd stage is ensuing that all of our suppliers (internal and external) disclose the detail of any likely impact that their products and services could have on your privacy. There are a number of areas of our business under review and, where required, we may change our operating practices, technology, terms and conditions (mobile, email etc.).

Currently, across http://www.theaftersalesnetwork.com/  for various reasons we make use of cookies technology to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of ‘non-personal’ visitor activity outlines, manage user logins and personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you or offer focused promotions.

Cookies set across our site, set by our 3rd-party partners or us, can be in the form of session or persistent cookies, and may use different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash. If you would like to ‘opt-out’ of the cookies from our site, this can be accomplished on a cookie-by-cookie basis subject to browser settings. You may limit site operation or functions if you limit cookies.

If you have any further questions, would like any further clarification around our use of cookies or wish to discuss how we are embracing online privacy, please email us at admin@theaftersalesnetwork.com

 

 

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
comment_author_ 2 WordPress comment cookie. 347 days
ag9jb250YWN0dXN3aWRnZXRyEAsSB3dpZGdldHMYgcaIAQw-archive_session_id unknown unknown  
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session
ag9jb250YWN0dXN3aWRnZXRyEAsSB3dpZGdldHMYgcaIAQw-clickdesk_referrer unknown unknown  
__utma 2 This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. permanent
__utmc 2 __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. 30 mins
__utmz 2 Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. 6 months
wp-settings- 1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings-time- 2 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. session

 

 

 

TRANSACTIONAL AREAS

Parts of our site may make use of a shopping cart or web forms technology that at times has to make use of cookies. Any used on a permanent basis are detailed in the cookies table. From time to time we (temporarily) add functionally to our site e.g. surveys, comparisons etc, that may also use cookies. Often these come from 3rd parties – we will endeavour to ensure full disclosure of any cookies are made.

AREAS OF THE SITE REQUIRING LOGIN

Accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicitly agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow this area to function. The cookies in use for secure areas are provided within the terms and conditions of use for the appropriate area.

USE OF FLASH FILES

Across http://www.theaftersalesnetwork.com/  we may make use of Flash files. These present information, allow integration with 3rd parties (such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter) and can offer a richer online experience. Flash files can however store cookie-like data on your computer, known as “Local Shared Objects”.

Currently technology is limited in its ability to review the ‘inner workings’ of Flash files. We have strived to identify any Flash elements that are likely to set cookies but, at this point in time, we cannot guarantee the status of every Flash file.

Adobe offer a tool to monitor, opt out and remove ‘Flash cookies’ which is available at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html

You can find more information about cookies at:

www.allaboutcookies.org
www.youronlinechoices.eu
www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

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