Cookies are tiny text files that have been used by web developers and websites to remember details that make a user’s experience more efficient since 1994. They are stored for varying periods of time on your computer, from the duration of your visit to a few months or more.
Cookies are then passed back to the server with every subsequent request for a page in that site. They can only be accessed by the server that put them there and they can only contain information that you or your browser has provided.
Cookie types & classification
There are two types of cookie, first party cookies – ones that this site places on your machine and third party cookies ones that are placed by third party content providers.
There are four classifications of cookie:
- Essential – Required for a website to function, for example to mark someone as logged in.
- Non-Essential but harmless – Not essential to the core functionality of the site but doesn’t get used for tracking a user.
- Fairly intrusive – Used to facilitate the statistical collation of user behaviour but does not contain any personally identifiable information.
- Very intrusive – Used to facilitate the tracking of personal browsing habits and potentially contains personally identifiable information.
The law in the E.U. and in particular the UK states that a website can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but for all others we need your permission to do so.
The cookies that we use
nickbarberarchitects.uk does use some non-essential cookies. We do not use these to track nor personally identify an individual but to gain useful knowledge about how our site is used so that we can improve and enhance the site for its users. Without this knowledge were are shooting in the dark and will be guessing at what works for you and what doesn’t.
First party cookies on this site
We place one non-essential first party cookie on your machine. This is used to support visitor analytics and to distinguish users i.e. new visitors vs repeat visitors.
Third party cookies on this site
We analyse your usage
More information about cookies or how to manage them on your computer can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
Any cookies dropped on your machine from this website will have the host name nickbarberarchitects.uk.
What happens if I remove or disable cookies for this website?
If you decide to delete or disable cookies for this website then you will still be able to use the site. Your use of the site will not be counted in our statistics nor will your usage behaviour factor in our analyses of site usage. Any enhanced features specifically based around your usage will cease to function.