Cookies

WHAT ARE COOKIES EXACTLY?

Cookies are small text files which our websites 'set' by storing them on your computer or mobile device and then 'read' again to retrieve the information that has been stored. Each web domain can only access its own cookies but some web pages may contain elements (and therefore cookies) from multiple web domains.

 

WHY DO WE BOTHER?

Our websites use cookies in order to track multiple requests coming from the same computer. We do this to give you a consistent browsing experience, maintain any preferences you may have set and keep you authenticated if you log into one of our systems.  

We do not store any personal information in cookies or anything beyond what we need for the basic functioning of the web page or to help us improve the service we are providing.

 

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIE DO WE USE?

Analytics cookies
Every time a user visits most Artlogic web pages, Google Analytics generates or updates an anonymous analytics cookie on your machine. When present, these cookies can tell us whether or not your computer has visited the site before and count the total number of views for each page over time. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site, which pages are most popular, etc. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. This agregated data helps us know what peeople want, where in the world they are located and what material on the site is most interesting. 
 
Authentication cookies
When you register for an online service with Artlogic we need to generate cookies to check whether you are signed in or not. Artlogic services that you might sign up for would include access any password-protected area of a website or administration system, intranet or private web page. Our sites use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and to verify that you are allowed access to a particular page or service. In most cases these types of cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. All cookies have an expiry time too. 
 
Site display cookies

We use cookies to store your preferences for functionality e.g. your page display settings such as font size or page contrast on some sites or to make sure we don't show you a message again that you have already dismissed.

 

Shopping cart

Some of our sites have shopping carts and we need to set cookies to give your computer browser a temporary unique identity. Being able to check this means that we can keep a record of what items you have placed in a shopping basket without forcing you to register first or give the website any personal information. 
 

HOW DO I TURN COOKIES OFF?

Cookies help us improve the usability of our websites, enable you to register for services and just to keep the site working as it should. However, if you would like to turn them off you can do so by changing your internet browser options or preferences.


Turn cookies off using your Browser tool bar:

 

  • Firefox - cookie settings in Firefox are managed in Tools: Options: Privacy. For more information please read the Cookie settings in Firefox help guide: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
  • Internet Explorer - cookie settings in Internet Explorer are managed in Tools: Options: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Internet Explorer or select Help and then Cookies from your browser tool bar http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
  • Chrome - cookie settings in Chrome are managed by selecting the wrench icon on the browser toolbar and then Settings: Advanced settings: Content settings in the Privacy section: Cookies. For more information please read Cookie settings in Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
  • Safari -cookie settings in Safari are managed in Preferences: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home.search&locale=en_US&q=safari%20cookies

 

With cookies disabled, most information web pages will continue to work but you would not be able to use any of our administration systems, any private or restricted content, any shopping cart, nor could you set any preference for accessibility.

 

If this does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on Artlogic websites, please contact us.