Cookie Policy

Choco_chip_cookieOur website uses Cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of Cookies.

Blocking Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept Cookies.

  1. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all Cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all Cookies” using the sliding selector;
  2. In early versions of Firefox you can block all Cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept all Cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box. Alternatively, in later versions of Firefox, you can go to: Tools, then select Options, then select Privacy, scroll down and you will see a line containing two links – one titled: “Clear your recent history” and the second link is titled: “Remove individual cookies”.

The following links provide information on how to enable or disable cookies using a web browser:

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About cookies

Cookies are small files, often using unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the web.  These enable web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and identify users returning to a website These files are usually stored on the users disk during the browser session.

Cookies may be either “Persistent” Cookies or “Session” Cookies. A persistent Cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server which will be stored by the web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the set expiry date). A Session Cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The cookies we use on this site are:

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Path (If cookie is available only in certain directories or whole domain): /
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Session Cookie?: true
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Domain (Available in this and higher domains): .stocksmanchester.com
Path (If cookie is available only in certain directories or whole domain): /
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from Cookies.

Our website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses Cookies to help our website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of our site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to monitor your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our Cookies for the following purposes:

  • To recognise your computer when you visit our website
  • To track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the Search and Administration feature on our website;
  • To improve the website’s usability;

Google will store this information. Google’s Privacy Policy is available at Google Privacy Policy