Cookies

Cookies

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  Cookies contain information which is transferred to your computer's hard drive.  They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

They enable us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches;
  • recognize you when you return to our website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.  However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our website.

 

What Cookies Set Thoughts
Google Analytics 4 Google analytics cookies - used for tracking and data collection by the site's owners.
Session 1 These are cookies that self-clear when your session ends (ie you leave the site, close your browser etc)
Your Own 3 These are cookies added to remember search queries and other non-essential information. They are also session cookies and self-clear.

 

Feature Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Session ASP.NET_SessionId Session Cookie - contains authentication information important to the site's fast running End of session
User preference selectState Session Cookie - contains page information for search results page End of session
User preference checkState Session Cookie - contains filtering information for search results page End of session
User preference CustomerComparison Contains the properties to be listed in the comparison overlay 30 days
Tracking __utma Google Analytics 2 years
Tracking __utmb Google Analytics 1 day
Tracking __utmc Google Analytics End of session
Tracking __utmz Google Analytics 6 months