What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit some websites.
Your web browser (such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that the site can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.
Cookies do not identify people, they are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user's website session to help make your experience as smooth and effective as possible.
Several different types of cookies may be used, for example:
These allow a site to track the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. Online banking may use these for example. They are not stored long term and are considered less privacy-intrusive.
These remain on the user's device between sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about a visitor. They may be used to avoid the user having to provide a password on each visit.
Third Party Cookies
A cookie is classed as being first-party if it is set by the site being visited. A third-party cookie is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor's viewing habits.
Which cookies does ACME Whistles use?
When you use a website, this website may use the following types of cookies.
'Strictly necessary' cookies
These cookies are essential for you to use the website and its features. They do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we can't identify you personally.
In order to provide a site that works effectively for the user and meets the needs of our business, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use the site. Analytics cookies help us to collect information to tell us, for example, which areas of the site are popular, which order pages are viewed in, how a user located the website, or what area of the world the user is browsing from. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies you; the information is used for statistical purposes.
How to control your cookies
By continuing to use this website, you are consenting to the cookies described previously being downloaded to your device. However, if you would like to manage how cookies are used, methods for doing this are described here. You can choose to block cookies from specific websites or make changes to how all cookies from all sites are managed.
Browsers will allow you to, for example; block all cookies, block cookies from certain sites or delete specific cookies. Guidance for some popular browsers is included here:
It is possible to decline permission to have non-personally identifiable information about your browsing activity collected. Google Analytics, our chosen analytics provider, provides an opt out service. Google Analytics