What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies are used for different things. Some cookies are critical to the function of a website and are deemed ‘strictly necessary’, some are linked to security and data protection, while others are designed for analytical purposes to track website performance or personal preferences and behaviour.
You can find out more about cookies and how to control and/or delete cookies on www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.
- remember your member details, should you choose so, and to present registered website users with a personalised version of the site, including having access to information about their account.
- build up a picture of your browsing pattern and profile.
- help us understand more broadly the use of wig.co.uk so we can identify where improvements are needed.
We use the below statistical and marketing cookies on our website.
Google Analytics are used widely by websites to collect information about how website visitors use a site. We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how users use the website so that we can make improvements.
Google Analytics collect information in an anonymous form and will not allow us to identify you or collect any personal information about you.
Google Analytics do not track your internet activity after leaving the website.
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Cookie purpose: Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Expires after 2 years.
Cookie purpose: used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 1 day.
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expires after 1 day.
Social media cookies
The website contains buttons and content from social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, so that you can easily share content from our website with your social media networks. If you use these features, these social media sites may use their own cookies. Information on how these are used can be found on their respective websites.
Website cookie acceptance
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.
If you would rather we did not place cookies on your computer, please be aware that this may negatively impact your ability to use and view content on the website.
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