What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer or other web browsing devices when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help your web browser navigate through the website by allowing you to log in automatically or remembering settings you selected during an earlier visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and most web browsers allow you to turn off cookies by clicking on the relevant menu of your web browser (see below). If you do not collect cookies your user experience may be affected on our website.
Why do we use them?
What types of cookies do we use?
Every time a user visits our web page(s), Google Analytics generates or updates an anonymous analytics cookie on your machine. When present, these cookies can tell us whether or not your computer has visited the site before and count the total number of views for each page over time. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site, which pages are most popular, etc. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. This aggregated data helps us know what people want, where in the world they are located and what material on the site is most interesting.
When you register for an online service with Artlogic we need to generate cookies to check whether you are signed in or not. Artlogic services that you might sign up for would include access to any password-protected area of a website or administration system, intranet or private web page. Our sites use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and to verify that you are allowed access to a particular page or service. In most cases these types of cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. All cookies have an expiry time too.
We set a 'web beacon' or 'pixel' cookie that allows Google or Facebook to recognise you have been on our websites when you visit their pages. Because we pay to advertise in these locations, this enables us to track the effectiveness of our marketing and control the display of adverts to people who have visited our sites. No personal information is sent to advertisers or stored in the cookie. If you are not comfortable with this arrangement, you can clear your cookies or disable cookies on your browser, or enable Private browsing mode on your web browser which enables you to browse normally without being tracked beyond the point when you close the window or quit your browser.
Site display cookies
Our website has a shopping cart and we need to set cookies to give your computer browser a temporary unique identity. Being able to check this means that we can keep a record of what items you have stored in a cart or list without forcing you to register first or give the website any personal information.
How do I turn cookies off?
Cookies help us improve the usability of our websites, enable you to register for services and keep the site working as it should. However, if you would like to turn them off you can do so by changing your internet browser options or preferences.
Turn cookies off using your Browser tool bar:
Firefox - cookie settings in Firefox are managed in Tools: Options: Privacy. For more information please read the Cookie settings in Firefox help guide: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Chrome - cookie settings in Chrome are managed by selecting the wrench icon on the browser toolbar and then Settings: Advanced settings: Content settings in the Privacy section: Cookies. For more information please read Cookie settings in Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari -cookie settings in Safari are managed in Preferences: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home.search&locale=en_US&q=safari%20cookies
Internet Explorer - cookie settings in Internet Explorer are managed in Tools: Options: Security. For more information please read Cookie settings in Internet Explorer or select Help and then Cookies from your browser tool bar http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the “help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Further information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting or disabling future cookies, your user experience may be affected, and you might not be able to take advantage of certain functions or features of our website.