What are cookies?
Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser which means that Engage Technical Solutions can recognise that you have visited the website before.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|__utma||Google Analytics – This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like days and visits to purchase.|
|__utmb and __utmc||Google Analytics – The B and C cookies working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the website, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the website. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires.|
|__utmt||Google Analytics – This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics – __utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a goal conversion or an ecommerce transaction.|
|NID||Google – Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.|
If you want to opt out of using cookies you can adjust the settings in your own browser. As there are many different browser types and many different versions in use the ways that this can be done are not listed here. The website allaboutcookies.org gives a great deal of useful and up-to-date information.