What Are Cookies?
Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify 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.
What Cookies Are Used On The Digby Jones LLP Website & How Are They Used?
Our website only uses “session” cookies in conjunction with Google Analytics. This helps us to identify the number of unique visitors to our site, where visitors have come, the pages they visited, their length of stay and the keywords they used to search for our site. This data is anonymous, so we cannot use it to specifically identify you and it does not give us access to your computer or any information about you. Cookies help us to provide a better website experience by enabling us to monitor the pages visited.
Below is a list of the cookies we use and their purpose:
PHPSESSID To store a the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web site without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.
_utmt A google Analytics cookie that is used to throttle request rate.
_utma A Google Analytics cookie which records the number of times a user has visited the site as well as the time of their first visit and last visit.
_utmb A Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user enters a site.
_utmc A Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user leaves the site.
_utmz A Google Analytics cookie which records where the user came from, including details of the search engine, keywords and links used.
Can I Opt Out Of Google Analytics?
To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. By choosing this option, you will block Google Analytics across all websites you access, including our own website.
When you use our website, certain articles may give you the option to be redirected to a third-party website which in turn, once accessed, may result in the alternate website placing cookies upon your device.
It is important to note that Digby Jones LLP does not accept any responsibility for third-party websites placing cookies upon your device. It is your responsibility to review and accept any third-party websites’ own cookies and privacy policies.
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What Happens If I Disable Cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.