What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is stored on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. It is generated when users access a certain website. The cookie is stored on your browser and then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies that are generated through the use of this website are not used to identify you personally but they are used to make the site work better for you by remembering activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser. Cookies are used to improve the quality of your website experience by:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so that you do not have to repeat any unnecessary actions
- Measuring how many people are using our website services, and from where in the world they visit us. This enables us to tailor content more closely to the profile of our users.
Cookies might also be used occasionally to help gather feedback to help us understand how users interact with specific services, to inform future website development plans.
However if you wish to control, block or delete any cookies which are generated by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do so through your browser settings. The “help” function on your browser will provide relevant instructions.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
Alternatively you may wish to visit the About Cookies website which provides comprehensive information on how to control cookies through a variety of different browsers https://aboutcookies.org/
Cookies used by Western Printers
_ga by Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to assist with monitoring, and identifying areas of the site that can be improved. The _ga cookie is used to uniquely identify you as a visitor to this site. This is achieved by generating two random 32-bit numbers and setting them in a cookie, no personal information or data is tracked. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gat by Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to assist with monitoring, and identifying areas of the site that can be improved. Your personal details are not tracked. The _gat cookie is used to throttle the request rate back to Google. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage