Cookies In Use on This Site 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
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • 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

There are two types of cookies:

  • First-party Cookies - the cookies we set to make the site work
  • Third-party Cookies - the cookies set by third-parties, like Google to track your usage of their services

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:

  • Storm Internet

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:

  • Google Maps

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

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, Windows, Mobile or Tablets 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 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 - Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.)

Third Party List of Cookies used

Cookie
Name
Expires Source/
Owner
Type Use Further
Info
khcookie when you
close your
browser
Google

3rd
Party

Displays the
Google Map
on the Areas
Covered
page
Google
Privacy
Policy
NID 6 Months
PREF 2 Years
SNID 6 Months
__utma 2 Years Google 3rd
Party
*Google
Analytics For
collection of
site visitor
statistics
on all pages
Google
Analytics
Safeguarding
your data
__utmb 30 minutes
__utmc when you
close your
browser
__utmz 6 Months

*Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.)

Turning Cookies Off

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

If you want to change the cookies settings in your browser visit the appropriate settings page:

Browser
Settings
IE
settings > internet options > privacy > advanced
Firefox preferences > privacy
Chrome settings > under the bonnet > content settings > cookies
safari preferences > privacy
opera preferences > privacy
Others Please see help section in your browser

It may be that your 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. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Further information can also be found at AboutCookies.org.

Please note that this page is manually maintained, last updated Sep-2015. We aim to keep this page up-to-date, but we cannot guarantee that additional third-party cookies won't exist when you visit pages in the future.