What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or keeps your sessions open so you don't have to login again.
There are some important concepts related to cookies that you should be aware of:
First and third-party cookies:
whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by a docDIT Site).
are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.
these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.
these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
What Cookies docDIT Uses and Why
docDIT issues cookies as soon as you visit one of our Sites. docDIT uses Performance and Functionality cookies.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our Sites, e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Sites work, to understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.
We use performance cookies for:
- Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how our Web site is use
- Error management: Help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
We use Google Analytics to assist with web analytics. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and much like examining footprints in sand, it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Analytics uses its own set of cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve their website and how people find it. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Consent for Cookies
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies,
Deleting and Blocking Cookies
Changing Cookie Settings
You can manage cookies through your web browser. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more detail
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari