WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Cookies are widely used online in order to make sites or other online services work or to be better or more efficient. They can do this because sites and other online services can read and write to the cookies stored on your device, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of them more convenient, for example, by remembering your preferences, username, or showing you pages that you seemed to have a particular interest in.
If you consent to us storing cookies on your computer or another electronic device then you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.
HOW YOU CONSENT TO US PLACING COOKIES
If you do not click or select the “Accept” button that appears in the pop-up then we will not place cookies on your device.
The duration of each cookie that we may place on your computer can be found in our Retention Policy.
There are two different categories of cookies that we may use on our site:
Analytical/performance cookies: Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around thinkfour when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies also allow us to see overall patterns of usage on our site and help us record any difficulties you may have with our site.
COOKIES WE USE
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our site and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Name||Purpose and Content|
|site_session||Type: Analytics/performance cookie Purpose: To distinguish users/sessions they connect to our site Content: Randomly generated number Provider: Google Analytics|
|_utma / _utmb / _utmc / _utmz||Type: Analytics/performance cookie Purpose: Used to determine new sessions/visits Content: Randomly generated number Provider: Google Analytics|
You can read more about Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding your data here.
HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of thinkfour. You may also delete any cookies stored on your computer at any time.
HOW LONG IS COOKIE INFORMATION STORED?
Different cookies may be stored for different periods of time. In many cases, these cookies are updated automatically each time you visit our site or may expire and be deleted by your computer automatically. It is important to understand that when a cookie is placed on your computer it will reside on your hard drive until it expires and is deleted or it may reside on your hard drive until you manually delete it – this entirely depends on your individual browser settings and we do not have control over this.
The duration of each cookie that we may place on your computer can be found in the table above and in our Retention Policy below.
Please remember that you can delete or change the way in which you store cookies on your computer at any time.
LAST UPDATED: April 2021