Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit a WebAuditr website and how to reject or delete those cookies.
How to control and delete cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of WebAuditr websites.
WebAuditr uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the WebAuditr websites on our behalf in order to deliver the web analytic and advertising services that they are providing to WebAuditr. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see section 3 below.
How do I turn cookies off?
The main browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
Cookie settings in Safari docs.info.apple.com/article.html
We do not recommend turning cookies off when using WebAuditr.co, as this will prevent you from registering, signing in, and using many of the services on the site.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative www.networkadvertising.org
They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls. Please bear in mind that the are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at WebAuditr. Visit the Network Advertising Network site for more details. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
What are cookies and why we use them
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;
Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.
Our websites set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies that may be set include:
Google Remarketing – we use Google’s Remarketing cookie to market products and services we think may be of interest to you. You may see our adverts on Google’s Display Advertising Network of partner websites and Google’s own search results pages. We aim to carefully select the products and services we remarket to you, and do so based on the pages you have visited on our website. To opt out of Google Remarketing, set your Google Ads Settings.
Twitter – Twitter provides WebAuditr with functionality to spread our content via social media. WebAuditr use this cookie to collect anonymised statistics on the sharing of our content on Twitter via the sharing options on our website and blog.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
WebAuditr Sharing Tools
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the WebAuditr websites now carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks.
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. WebAuditr does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.