What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data downloaded to your device when you visit a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task, e.g. filling out a web form or a web survey.
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page.
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
- Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the different aspects of our online services so we can make them better
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from this article, Internet Browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them. For more information about cookies or if you would like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on painshill.co.uk
Our website uses both first and third-party cookies. All the cookies on our website are identified below and categorised according to whether they are the first or third party.
Google Analytics cookies are used to evaluate site performance in terms of the number of visits, unique visitors, drop-off rate for transactions etc. We measure numbers and volumes of visitors to different parts of our site and this helps us ensure the service is fast and available when you want it. It also helps us ensure that different pages on our website are useful and easy to find. More information about Google analytics cookies.
Worldpay cookies are used in completing a task, to enable you to complete the task without re-entering information already given (e.g. so the website can ‘remember that you have already filled in fields in a payment form). These cookies are used to complete secure commerce transactions through the Worldpay online payment gateway service. More information about Worldpay cookies.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to view a cookie’s code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
For information on first party & third party cookies on painshill.co.uk please click HERE