What is a cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences:
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
Our session cookies are used for security and are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access or use except by us when you have an active Internet session. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify an individual.
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device.
Intasoft Ltd makes limited use of ‘persistent’ cookies. A typical use is, for example, when you log on to the members area. We use a cookie named “ForumVisit” which contains information about the last forum you visited. We may also, from time to time, use persistent cookies to enable us to analyse your visits to our site. Where we do this the information is only used to understand and improve your experience of our services and therefore ensure you get the most benefit from your visit.
For full details about our cookies, we’ve put together a list of the cookies we use.
First and third party cookies
First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website you have visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party and third party cookies, which you can read more about in our list of the cookies that we use.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, and ensuring the security of your online experience. These cookies do not gather information about you for marketing purposes.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works and your own experience. By using our website you agree that we can place the types of cookies that we need to, on your device. Please note that you can however, block these cookies using your browser settings.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name). They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address etc.) and they do not track your browsing activity across other websites. By using our website you agree that we can place the types of cookies that we need to, on your device. Please note that you can however, block these cookies using your browser settings.
These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are usually placed by advertising networks. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as media publishers.
These organisations do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. This type of advertising is called online behavioural advertising and those companies providing this advertising are working with the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau to deliver more information to consumers.
Intasoft does not currently use these type of cookies on its web site.