Edgedata - Computer software and consultancy services
01673 849 039

Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computers hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly - most major websites use cookies.

Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the "lifetime" of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

  • Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
  • Persistent Cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

How cookies are used on this site and what information is collected.
Session Cookies are used:

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information.
  • Within registration to allow you to access stored information.

Persistent Cookies are used:

  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (using a number, you cannot be identified personally) when you return to our website.
  • To allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Third Party Cookies
Third parties serve cookies via this site. These are used for the following purposes:

  • To serve advertisements on our site and track whether these advertisements are clicked on by users.
  • To control how often you are shown a particular advertisement.
  • To tailor content to your preferences.
  • To count the number of anonymous users of our site.
  • To provide security within shopping baskets or transactions.

Web Beacons
Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web Beacons collect only limited information which includes a cookie number; time and date of a page view; and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also carry Web Beacons placed by third party advertisers. These Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

Disabling and Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. Should you wish to be alerted before a cookie is accepted on your hard disk, guideline instructions follow below:

In Internet Explorer 7+:

  • Go to the 'Tools' menu
  • Click on 'Internet Options'
  • Click the 'Privacy' tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings
  • Click on 'OK'
  • Go into your cookies directory
  • Delete all the files you have there, this will delete all cookies
  • Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies and your browser will no longer send or receive new cookies.

Deleting cookies
You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • Open 'Windows Explorer'
  • Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
  • Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
  • Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
  • Click 'Search Now'
  • Double click on the folders that are found
  • 'Select' any cookie file
  • Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Protection of email addresses
Your email address is only used for the purposes of replying to you unless you have given consent as detailed above.

Data protection on pixel tags
We may use "pixel tags," which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, we may use "format sensing" technology, which allows pixel tags to let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

More questions about cookies?
You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary.

If you have any specific questions that are not covered in this section, or you want to know what information we currently store on you, please mail your enquiry to:

Edgedata
The Old Dairy Lammas Leas Road
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN8 3AP