2018

Cookie Notice

Use of cookies by Waterstons

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently and to permit your experience to be more tailored to your preferences. They also are used to provide information to the owners of the site. The list below explains the cookies we use and why.

Google Maps

Google set a number of cookies (SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF) on any website page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google we have provided some information about them above.

Google Analytics

Waterstons use Google Analytics to understand how our website is being used and accessed and identify new or returning visitors or how the visitor found our website. This is a website analysis tool provided by google, as part of this service google may store data about your use of our site including your computers IP Address on their systems in the USA.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites. To do this please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

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This cookie is used by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie helps us to identify new and returning visitor statistics.

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This cookie is used by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie determines new sessions and visits.

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This cookie is used by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie is used to permit older versions of Google Analytics to work with the new version. This was used in this older versions with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.

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This cookie is used by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell us how visitors came to the site.

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This cookie is used by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

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The APISID cookie is used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google hosted content, such as YouTube or Google Maps.

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The SSID cookie is used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google hosted content, such as YouTube or Google Maps.

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The NID cookie is sent from your browser with requests to Google’s sites and 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.

Google also use this cookie to customise ads on google pages

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This is a standard google cookie used to store user preferences and to personalise ads on google searches to the individual

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Google ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ cookies are used together to block many types of attack, for example attempts to steal the content of online forms.

These contain digitally signed/encrypted details of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time.

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The SAPISID cookie is used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google hosted content, such as YouTube or Google Maps.

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Google ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ cookies are used together to block many types of attack, for example attempts to steal the content of online forms.

These contain digitally signed/encrypted details of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time.

Questions or concerns? Contact our Cyber Team on 0345 094 094 5, email data.protection@waterstons.com or write to us via our postal address which you can find in the footer