What are cookies?
Types of cookie
Cookies can be ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’.
•Session cookies are temporary and should be deleted by your browser when you quit. They’re often used to help you to navigate websites efficiently and use functionality.
•Persistent cookies can remain on your hard drive indefinitely (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) and may continue to be accessed via your browser.
•First party cookies are set by the website you visit and can be session or persistent cookies.
•Third party cookies are set by other websites who run content on webpages that you view and can also be session or persistent cookies.
Can I turn off cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device intrusive. Although generally harmless, you might not want to see advertising targeted to your interests.
However, if you opt to disable cookies, a number of important functions and services could be unavailable to you and our websites will not operate correctly in your browser.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or select the use the ‘help’ option in your browser for more details.
•Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
•Cookie settings in Firefox
•Cookie settings in Chrome
•Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
If you’re concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn them off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
Which type of cookie does Heritage Quay use?
We use a number of session cookies across our digital properties to provide you with the best possible browsing experience, help you find the information you need and to use our services.
To maintain and improve the quality of our website we use Google Analytics, which uses third party cookies and they may be persistent. Google Analytics cookies may connect with advertising and cross-device session stitching data which helps us understand how visitors use multiple devices to access our website so we can provide the best online experience.
Content that is embedded on our website from other platforms e.g. YouTube and Flickr may also set cookies.
Our blog sites also use Google Analytics to measure how our audience is using the site and these cookies may be persistent cookies. They do not however collect personal information. You will be given the option to disable cookies from our blog pages, however some functions may become unavailable to you.