A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
- recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our customer requirements and interests;
- target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|MCPopupClosed||www.abacusresources.co.uk||1 year||Records that visitor has viewed and closed the Abacus newsletter popup.|
|CookieScriptConsent||.abacusresources.co.uk||1 month||This cookie is used by Cookie-Script.com service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for Cookie-Script.com cookie banner to work properly.|
|PHPSESSID||www.abacusresources.co.uk||Session||Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.|
|UserId||.www.abacusresources.co.uk||2 days||cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.|
|_ga||.abacusresources.co.uk||2 years||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.|
|_gid||.abacusresources.co.uk||1 day||This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.|
|_abck||.list-manage.com||1 year||This cookie is used to analyze traffic to determine if it is automated traffic generated by IT systems or a human user|
|YSC||Youtube.com||Session||This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.|
|_gat||.abacusresources.co.uk||1 minute||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.|
|ak_bmsc||.us12.list-manage.com||2 hours||Used by Akamai to optimize site performance and security|
|bm_sz||.list-manage.com||4 hours||A functionality Cookie placed by Mailchimp to manage and control list|
|TawkConnectionTime||www.abacusresources.co.uk||Session||Session cookie. This cookie remembers the end user so that past chat conversations can be identified to improve service.|
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access the website.
Last updated: [Nov 2022]