Cookie policy

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. These serve a wide range of purposes such as passing information from page to page while a user is navigating throughout a website, keeping you logged in and analytical purposes for statistical analysis.

Each website or third party service used on a website can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser’s settings allow it. Cookies can only be accessed by the website or third party that originally set the cookie.

The three most common types of cookie are:

Session Cookies: are used to link the actions of a user during a browser session. These types of cookies are essential for certain types of website functionality. For example if you are logged in to a website the site won’t be able to remember that you are logged in without a session cookie. Session Cookies expire as soon as you close the website that set them.

Persistent Cookies: These cookies are used to store information about your preferences and shopping history on a website. These usually have quite long life spans and enable a personalised browsing experience such as that found on websites that recommend content that you might be interested in.

Flash cookies: This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player – a piece of software which you probably have on your computer that is used to watch online videos and listen to podcasts.

Have a look at Adobe’s website (http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer/articles/lso) if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. For some browsers you can also get add-ons/extensions to detect and delete Flash cookies.

For more information about cookies there is a government site with lots of useful information at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/SiteInformation/DG_197506?CID=Central&PLA=url_mon&CRE=managing_cookies

Cookies can also be classified as 1st Party or 3rd Party Cookies:

1st Party cookie: The domain of the website placing the cookie is your own website’s domain.

3rd Party Cookie: The domain of the website placing the cookie is different to your websites domain

Why Do We Need Cookies?

Cookies make it quicker and easier to interact with websites and make certain functions such as log-ins, booking forms and shopping baskets possible. Also cookies are used in Google Analytics which are widely used across the internet to measure and improve the performance and popularity of the website.

SKChase.com Website Cookies:

Our website uses cookies as it uses Google Analytics for analytical purposes such as tracking the number of visitors there are to our website and what pages are being viewed. Google Analytics are widely used across the internet as they are a industry standard tool for evaluating a website’s performance. This information is used to improve our website and make it more usable. You can view more information about Google Analytics and its use of cookies here: http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/ads/

Details of all our cookies are as follows:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__utmaGoogle Analytics2 YearsThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used for purposes such as tracking a visitor as they move between pages. This data is used for statistical purposes to improve the browsing experience. You can opt out of Google Analytics with this browser plugin
__utmbGoogle Analytics30 minutes from setThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used for purposes such as tracking a visitor as they move between pages. This data is used for statistical purposes to improve the browsing experience.You can opt out of Google Analytics with this browser plugin
__utmcGoogle AnalyticsAt end of session / browser closeThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used for purposes such as tracking a visitor as they move between pages. This data is used for statistical purposes to improve the browsing experience. You can opt out of Google Analytics with this browser plugin
__utmzGoogle Analytics6 months from setThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used for purposes such as tracking a visitor as they move between pages. This data is used for statistical purposes to improve the browsing experience. You can opt out of Google Analytics with this browser plugin
_uv_idSlideshare.net2 YearsAssociated to Slideshare.net – a slide hosting service and one of the social media buttons in the header of this website. Also who provide the embedded slide show functionality in the footer of this website. Slideshare's Privacy Policy.
bcookieLinkedIn.com2 YearsThis cookie is associated to the Linkedin.com social media button on the website. Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. LinkedIn's Privacy Policy.
Cookie Law Information Bannerviewed_cookie_policy365 daysThe Cookie Law Info banner at the bottom of this site sets a cookie to remember if a site visitor has accepted/closed the cookie info bar. It sets a persistent cookie for 365 days. Click here to delete this cookie It will seem like nothing has happened but when you navigate to another page on the site or refresh your browser the warning banner will show again.
IutkIssuu.com10 YearsAssociated to Issuu.com who provide the click through e-brochure functionality in the footer of this website. Issuu's Privacy Policy
L1eLinkedIn.comAt end of session / browser closeThis cookie is associated to the Linkedin.com social media button on the website. Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. LinkedIn's Privacy Policy.
lidcLinkedIn.com1 DayThis cookie is associated to the Linkedin.com social media button on the website. Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. LinkedIn's Privacy Policy.
mcQuantcast5 YearsThis is a Quantcast cookie and is associated to collecting site statistics. This cookie is used by the Issuu brochure and Slideshare slide viewing functionality that is on the site in order to collect statistics on their usage. You can opt of of Quantcast/Quantserve tracking.
Session CookieSessionAt end of session / browser closeSession cookies only last for the duration of your visit to a website as this type of cookie is destroyed when the browser is closed. Session cookies are not tracking cookies and are for storing information that is required for the website to function.
X-LI-IDCLinkedIn.comAt end of session / browser closeThis cookie is associated to the Linkedin.com social media button on the website. Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. LinkedIn's Privacy Policy.

How to Manage Cookies:

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or any others, this can be done through the settings in most modern browsers. Please note that disabling cookies will limit the functionality available through the SKChase.com website. For information on how to do this on the majority of web browsers as well as more details about cookies and how you can delete them from your computer you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ If you want to delete cookies or change cookie settings on your mobile phone we would recommend referring to your handsets manual.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions relating to this Cookie Policy then please contact us – our contact details and enquiry form can be found here.