A cookie is a small file which is sent from a website to your computer. It contains information about you as a user of that website.
When you agree to accept the cookie, it is placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps the web site owner analyse web traffic. It lets them know when you visit their site and what pages you visit.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Different cookies have different functions from tracking popular pages to displaying the correct version of the site in your browser.
- Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to the website and will be removed when the browser window is closed.
- Permanent cookies are stored for a period of time and are used to identify you when you return to the site.
Overall, cookies help website owners provide you with a better website, by enabling them to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives them access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with them.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are viewing.
Third party cookies
Other cookies may be set if external applications or content has been used.
If this site has code from a Third Party site, the Third Party site may set Third Party cookies on your computer when:
- the page with the code is viewed, eg Asset tv, YouTube, AddThis.
- you click the link to the Third Party site eg Facebook, Twitter.
How do Greenhills IT use information stored in cookies?
We use session cookies to identify which pages are being viewed. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.