1. What are cookies?
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.
2. Cookies can be categorised into four main types:
Strictly necessary cookies are required for the operation of our website.
Performance or analytical cookies collect anonymous data from visitors. This data cannot track individual users but is useful in cataloguing how a user interacts with a website and is used to improve the functionality of a website and how it works.
Functionality cookies allow users to customise the aesthetics of a website. These cookies remember usernames and user preferences such as location and languages to help websites provide targeted information like local weather and traffic reports.
Advertising and targeting cookies. These cookies help companies target advertisements that are relevant to users based on information and habits they gather.
3. What sort of cookies do Allelys use?
We have set out in table below the cookies we use on this website to provide you with a better experience and to anonymously monitor visitor usage of the site to help us maintain and improve our website. The table also sets out after what period each cookie will expire.
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||.youtube.com||Advertising||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.||5 months 27 days|
|__ss||.allelys.co.uk||Advertising||This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||1 day|
|__ss_referrer||.allelys.co.uk||Advertising||This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||1 hour|
|koitk||.marketingautomation. services||Advertising||This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.||10 years|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Advertising||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.||1 year 24 days|
|pa_uid||.prfct.co||Advertising||This cookie is set by prfct.co. This cookie is used across the websites that use same ad network to display ads to the other advertisers in the network.||2 years|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Advertising||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_ga||.allelys.co.uk||Analytical||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||.allelys.co.uk||Analytical||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 website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||1 day|
|__stid||.sharethis.com||Analytical||The cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.||1 year|
|__stidv||.sharethis.com||Functionality||This cookie is used by ShareThis. This cookie is used for sharing the content from the website to social networks.||1 year|
|_GRECAPTCHA||.google.com||Necessary||This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.||5 months 27 days|
|_gat_UA-28648253-31||.allelys.co.uk||Analytical||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||1 minute|
|fpestid||.sharethis.com||Analytical||Fpestid is a ShareThis cookie ID set in the domain of the website operator.||1 year|
|CONSENT||.youtube.com||Advertising||This cookie is used to save the user’s preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.||16 years 9 months 21 days 5 hours|
|YSC||.youtube.com||Performance||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.||Session|
No personal data can be collected using these cookies, only aggregated statistics about the general use of our site.
Like the majority of websites, we use Google Analytics to anonymously monitor our website traffic and how our website is used to help us improve our site’s content and functionality for our visitors.
5. How can a website user block cookies?
Cookies are generally used to enhance the experience of using a website, however if you wish to block cookies this can be applied in your web browser’s settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.