What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing specific information relating to the way a user views our website. These are downloaded onto the device used for that purpose. Depending on the type of cookie, they can be read, updated or deleted by the same servers. Some cookies are session specific and get deleted automatically when you leave the website. Others, such as those used for tracking or authentication, may be saved for longer. Some of these cookies are put in place by us whilst others are put in place by third parties.
It is important to stress that Ascentor makes no attempt to identify the individual that is associated with the device used to view our website.
Cookies fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies i.e. for the correct operation of the website such as secure log-in functionality, for which consent is not needed.
- Analytical/ performance cookies set up by our analytical providers are used to record pages visited and the frequency of any links used. In setting up such a cookie, the provider may collect other information about your device such its IP address, its type and even its geographical location. Using this information, a unique ‘fingerprint’ can be created to help identify you on other websites. This, in turn, can be used to create a profile of your activities and interests.
- Marketing cookies are used to track your on-line activities with the aim of getting a better understanding of your interests.
Non-essential cookies and consent
It’s really important to understand that you have a choice regarding the use of non-essential cookies. This means that non-essential cookies will only be placed in your web browser with your consent. We use a management platform to help you opt-in or to opt-out of our use of non-essential cookies.
In the interests of transparency, we have listed the non-essential cookies below, but the same list is also viewable on the management platform by clicking the down arrow next to the opt-in, opt-out button is for each category.
|__stid||persistent||1 year||The cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.|
|_ga||session||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat||session||1 minute||This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.|
|_gid||session||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.|
|gwcc||session||2 months||This cookie allows Google to track any call conversions on mobile devices. For example if a customer is clicking a phone number on the contact us page to dial from their mobile device|
|_otpe||session||30 minutes||Opentracker tracking – this cookie is used to store the previous event before landing on the current page|
|_ots||session||30 minutes||Opentracker tracking – this cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits|
|_otui||persistent||4 years||Opentracker tracking – this cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions.|