- What are cookies?
- Types of cookie
- Which cookies does Onepoint use?
- What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
- How do I opt out of cookies?
1) What are cookies?
2) Types of cookies
Session (or Transient) Cookies
A session cookie lasts only for the duration of a user’s visit to a website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time, and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. Session cookies allow you to move from page to page without having to login or re-submit details each time.
Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies are used to record your preferences in order to present something relevant to you the next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page, and to analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies. Flash cookies can also back up data stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up deleted cookie information in a Flash cookie.
Sharing with social networks
This allows you to share details of our products and services with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and such companies may store a cookie on your computer. Find out more about these companies’ policies here:
3) Which cookies does onepointltd.com use?
Onepoint uses Content Management System cookies (PHP session 1st party cookies) and Google Analytics 3rd party cookies.
The PHP Session Cookie is added by the system we use to manage the content within our website. It records information about the way visitors use our website, enabling us to operate a continual improvement programme.
Google Analytics is a behavioural tracking service that also helps us identify and prioritise areas where our website can be improved.
4) What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
Nothing. We use tracking cookies on our website only to check visitor statistics and keyword importance.
5) How do I opt out of cookies?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through your internet browser. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. You can find instructions on how to manage your cookies when using the most popular internet browsers on the following website: