Cookie Settings

How Cerico uses cookies on its sites

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

Cericosolutions.com uses an essential load balancing cookie to ensure that the content of your page loads quickly and effectively.

This site does also use some non-essential cookies. We do not do these to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for ‘[ ]’ to find our cookie and the Google Analytics cookie if you wish to delete them.

More information about cookies, including how to block them on all sites or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org. To reject cookies on this site, see the bottom of this page.
Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by Twitter, Facebook and inShare and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site, as indicated by these icons:

What happens if I say ‘no’ to allowing cookies in my browser?

Will the site still work?

The website will still work and you will be able to get the information you need from the site. But as we develop how the site works and offer more sophisticated services through it this will most likely rely on cookies.

For example if we begin to tailor the content to your interests as expressed by your browsing behaviour this depend on cookies. If you have declined cookies then this kind of service will not be available to you.
What is the impact for cericosolutions.com?

If you decline cookies it may impact the performance and we will not be able to count your site usage in the statistics that we gather about use of the site.
We use Google Analytics to count the number of people who use the site and to analyse how they use it. We do this to make sure that our sites are as good as they can be and this is the primary evidence we use when trying to improve what we offer to users.

If you decline cookies then your site usage won’t be counted and measured in this way so we won’t be able to take your actions into account when analysing data and seeking to improve our service based on that analysis.

What cookies we use

Google Analytics

  • Cookie names(s) - __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz
  • Data stored - A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.
  • When does it expire? - The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.
  • Description - Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Google Maps

  • Cookie names(s) - SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF
  • Data stored - Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.
  • When does it expire? - Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
  • Description - Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

 

Contact

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact webmaster@cericosolutions.com