Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, that store information about website visits and allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cobalt Search use two types of cookie files, “essential” and “non-essential”:
Essential cookies do things like storing your preferences, presenting information in an appealing and clear way, and checking to see if you are using a browser on your mobile device. They always need to be on for the website to work properly.
Non-essential (Analytical) cookies measure website use. Cobalt Search use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our website. We do this to make sure our website is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could improve our website.
Google Analytics stores information about what website pages you visit, how long you are on the website, how you got onto the website and what you click on when you are visiting it. In this respect, we do not collect or store your personal data so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
How you can manage cookies
Most browsers can be adjusted to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this website (and other websites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details:
Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies: You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found here:
For further information about cookies and how to disable them or know about the expiry period of each cookie please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
You may also find the expiry details for each of the cookies used on our website by accessing your web browser settings.