How Cookies are used in the Simpkins Edwards site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.


 

Cookies used on this site

Domain

Name

Expires

Information

.twitter.com

K

Session only

Used by Twitter and will be covered by their Privacy Statement

 

guest_id

Session only

Used by Twitter and will be covered by their Privacy Statement

 

original_referer

Session only

Used by Twitter and will be covered by their Privacy Statement. Tells them where you came from.

 

_twitter_sess

Session only

Session id widget used by Twitter and will be covered by their Privacy Statement

www.simpkinsedwards.co.uk

PHPSESSID

Session only

Is the unique identifier for the user’s session, so the content management system knows who they are, what the last page they visited was, etc. (important for ensuring when someone clicks on a content link, the content is displayed in the correct navigational context)

 

__utma

Session only

Used to collect information about 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, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

__utmb

Session only

Used to collect information about 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, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

__utmc

Session only

Used to collect information about 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, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

__utmz

Session only

Used to collect information about 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, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

addthis.com

xtc

Session only

AddThis - Most likely you've got some sharing buttons on your site. They are watching your users but they do have a facility for you to opt-out of their cookies that you might want to do (see Have a facility to switch off cookies - http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25437). They may also be setting media6degrees.com cookies by your site as well.

 

uid

Session only

AddThis - Most likely you've got some sharing buttons on your site. They are watching your users but they do have a facility for you to opt-out of their cookies that you might want to do (see Have a facility to switch off cookies - http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25437). They may also be setting media6degrees.com cookies by your site as well.

 

uvc

Session only

AddThis - Most likely you've got some sharing buttons on your site. They are watching your users but they do have a facility for you to opt-out of their cookies that you might want to do (see Have a facility to switch off cookies - http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25437). They may also be setting media6degrees.com cookies by your site as well.

 

uit

Session only

AddThis - Most likely you've got some sharing buttons on your site. They are watching your users but they do have a facility for you to opt-out of their cookies that you might want to do (see Have a facility to switch off cookies - http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25437). They may also be setting media6degrees.com cookies by your site as well.

 

psc

Session only

AddThis - Most likely you've got some sharing buttons on your site. They are watching your users but they do have a facility for you to opt-out of their cookies that you might want to do (see Have a facility to switch off cookies - http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25437). They may also be setting media6degrees.com cookies by your site as well.

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Michael House, Castle Street
Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LQ

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