About Cookies

This Site, like many others, uses small text files called cookies to help improve your use of the Site. A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by www.waverton.co.uk and how to switch cookies off in your browser.

WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files, which often include a unique identifier in the form of an anonymous number (randomly generated) stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for your website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Some cookies expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.

HOW DOES WAVERTON USE COOKIES?

A visit to a page on www.waverton.co.uk may generate the following types of cookie:

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

When browsing the website, you may, as a visitor, be asked to accept a particular disclaimer, which will in turn set an anonymous cookie. This cookie ensures that our visitors are only asked the question once, before proceeding to display the requested content. All disclaimer cookies expire automatically at the end of your website session.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Every time a user visits this website, web analytics software generates anonymous performance cookies. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the Site before. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the Site. These cookies are completely anonymous and cannot be tracked.

The following cookies are set on the Site:

Cookie Name Purpose Type and Duration
Disclaimer Cookies These cookies help us to remember your preferences in relation to online disclaimer warnings. Strictly necessary – Session
Google Analytics These cookies help us to understand how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form on numbers of visitors to the Site, where visitors to the Site have arrived from and which pages of the Site they visit. Performance – 2 years

We would emphasise again that none of the cookies we use contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

HOW CAN I CHANGE MY COOKIE SETTINGS?

To change your settings and turn on and off your performance cookies click here.