Cookies used by Sharpes Windows and Doors
Our cookies do not contain or pass any personal, confidential or financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors.
The tracking cookies that we use are for Google Analytics. These allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These are anonymous and so don’t hold any private data about you. Nor can they be used to share information about you with third parties.
What exactly is a Cookie?
Cookie is technical term for a tiny text file left on your computer by websites you visit. Each cookie is accessible only by the website that created it, and is used to store useful information on how you use that particular site.
If you know where to look, you’ll find hundreds, perhaps even thousands of cookies stored on your computer’s hard disk. Each one is unique, and relates to a specific website. Don’t panic, a cookie cannot contain viruses or malware and cannot install anything on your computer.
Cookies are useful. When you do an online shop on an eccomerce site and it greets you by name, it’s because it detected the cookie stored on your computer from your last visit. Equally, when you click a “Like” button and your Facebook account automatically opens up showing your profile, Facebook cookies on your computer have allowed this to happen.
Cookies such as the Google Analytics cookie (which we use) and the DoubleClick cookie show how ads and uses of ads and other services interact and relate to visits to our website.
Where cookie technology doesn’t work, such as on mobile devices, then a random string of text characters called an anonymous identifier is used and this works in the same way as a cookie.
Why we tell you about our cookies
It’s the law. The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations have been updated this year, stating that site users should be fully informed about the information being stored in cookies on websites they visit.
What should you do?
If you’re happy with the above then please continue to use Sharpes Windows and Doors without changing your settings and we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Sharpes Windows and Doors website. However, if you would like to you can change your cookie settings at any time.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see previous cookies have been set on your machine, and how to manage or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.