A cookie is a small text file of data stored by our website within your browser. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
The type of cookies that Menzies Distribution Companies use or may use are set out below:
SESSION (OR TRANSIENT) COOKIES
Session cookies are stored in your device’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your device when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
PERSISTENT (OR PERMANENT) COOKIES
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so that they will be remembered for next time you visit it. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a page and analyse behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well our website works, where it can be improved and to provide a more bespoke experience for regular visitors to the website.
TYPES OF COOKIES
|COOKIE TYPE||COOKIE NAME||THIRD PARTY||PURPOSE|
|Google Analytics||-utma||No||This allows Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to our site. The cookie expires 2 years from initial creation or from update of cookie|
|Google Analytics||-utmb||No||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session on our site. The cookie will expire 30 minutes from initial creation of from update of the cookie|
|Google Analytics||-utmc||No||This is used in conjunction with the -utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. This cookie will expire once you have closed your session with our website (once you have closed your browser)|
|Google Analytics||-utmz||No||This cookie is used by google to store where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). This cookie will expire 6 months from its initial creation or from update of cookie.|
|ASPSESSIONID||ASPSESSIONID (followed by random letters)||No||This is set by the web server to identify a user session. It is not used by the website. It is destroyed when your session is ended.|
HOW DO I OPT OUT OF COOKIES
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by this site, or any other of the Menzies Distribution Companies’ sites, you can do so through your internet browser by activating the setting that allows you to refuse the use of all or some cookies. However, by doing so this may affect some minor aspects of your website experience. This will not though affect the content that is visible to you.
The ‘Help’ function in your internet browser will detail this further, or alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.
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We may update this policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website, please check regularly to be aware of any updates.
This policy was last updated on 6th November 2018