What is a cookie?

Cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section.

  • Session cookie – A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie, transient cookie or non-persistent cookie, exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website.[18] Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser. Unlike other cookies, session cookies do not have an expiration date assigned to them, which is how the browser knows to treat them as session cookies.
  • Persistent cookie – Instead of expiring when the web browser is closed as session cookies do, a persistent cookie expires at a specific date or after a specific length of time. This means that, for the cookie’s entire lifespan (which can be as long or as short as its creators want), its information will be transmitted to the server every time the user visits the website that it belongs to, or every time the user views a resource belonging to that website from another website (such as an advertisement).
  • Analytical/performance cookies – They 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.

 

  • 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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Third-parties – Some tracking cookies are set by third-parties to show ads (through our website and other websites) that match your preferences. These cookies can be removed in a central location through Your Online Choices, which ensures the fact that they will not be set on any other website.

 

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful:

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email [email protected]

 

Managing cookies

 

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Website for these reasons.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

 

Settings for performance cookies

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by performance cookies.

HiganasBoats uses the following companies and you can opt out of their cookies by clicking on the relevant links. Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party’s website and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.Don’t forget that by not allowing performance cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don’t like about our Website so that we can make it better.

Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Settings for advertising cookies

Please note that if you want to opt out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use our Website. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as customised to you.
However if you still want to switch off third-party advertising cookies, you can turn do this by visiting the Internet Advertising Bureau’s consumer advice site, Youronlinechoices.com  This will give you a list of all cookies that are currently set on your device and how to opt out of each of them. We have also set out link below of partners we work with who set cookies on our websites. You can opt-out by clicking the link below.

Google – http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html

 

Cookies that we use

 

Name What it’s for Time of storage More information
__cfduid Secure connections only Session (Cleared on browser close.) ICO BREAKER
_dc_gtm_ Used by Google Analytics for visitor tracking. Cleared on browser close. Session (Cleared on browser close.) Used by most sites. Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies.
_ga Used by Google Analytics for visitor tracking. Expires after 26 months. Used by most sites. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies.
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours Used by most sites. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies.
You Tube We embed videos in our website from YouTube channels using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.   To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page