What are cookies?

Cookies are used by most websites. Different cookies have different purposes some are integral to the working of a site, for example cookies which store the fact that you are logged in, other cookies may store your preferences.

In a lot of cases cookies allow you to be identified as a unique visitor to a site (for example when you login). This should help improve your experience are should not involve the actual storage of personal information about you, for example in a lot of cases cookie only contain a random string of text which acts as an anonymous unique identifier.

Cookies can either be ‘first party’ or ‘third party’. First party cookies are set by the site you are on. Third party cookies may be set by other sites such as advertising networks or analytics providers (for example YouTube will set a cookie on your computer whenever you watch a YouTube film, regardless of the site you watch it on).

No matter whether what type of cookies get set on your computer they can only be read by the site that put them there, not by any other.

What if I don’t want cookies?

Some people don’t like the idea of cookies, although in general they are harmless and only intended to improve user experience. To prevent cookies being set on your computer you can change your browser settings. Information on how to achieve this in a variety of browsers can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Users are warned that rejecting all cookies from websites may in some cases limit their functionality and in a small number of cases may causes sites to become unusable.

What cookies do K. E. Wilson & Co. set on my computer?

Certain elements of this site do use cookies in order that we can better serve you and other visitors. Below you will find a list of the cookie used b this site and their purpose. Your continued use of the site means you accept the setting of these cookies on your computer.

Necessary Cookies

Certain cookies are integral to the workings of this site, without some of these the site may not work. These cookies include:

Cookies from our content delivery and security provider CloudFlare

These cookies are necessary for CloudFlare collection of statistics about site visitors and for normal function of CloudFlare. We deem them as necessary as they are required for the function of CloudFlare.

Cookies from our caching software

These are necessary for our caching software to provide users with a proper user experience. We deem them as necessary as they are required for the functioning of a caching software.

Session Cookies

These are necessary in some situations to uniquely identify users so that you can be provided with a consistent experience.These are only set when required for website functions.

WordPress Cookies

These cookies are only set for users logging into our content management system and are required to enable users to login.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide users with the ability to opt-out of these cookies as this would prevent the normal functioning of our website, however you can still prevent these cookies being set using your browser settings.

First Party Cookies

In addition to necessary cookies certain cookies may be set by K. E. Wilson & Co. when you visit this site. These include:

A cookie to hide our cookie policy bar

This will only be set if you click the ‘accept’ button on our cookie policy bar and is only used to hide to cookie bar on further pages and subsequent visits. This cookie can be removed by clearing cookies saved on your computer.

Third Party Cookies

In addition to necessary cookies certain cookies may be set by third parties when you visit this site. These include:

Cookies from our analytics provider Google Analytics (Opt-Out)

These cookies uniquely identify visitors enabling us to collect anonymous, aggregated usage statistics for our website. These are intended to enable us to better tailor our site to suit our visitors as well as to identify potential issues that may exist with user experience of the site. Users can opt-out of Google Analytics cookies using Google’s browser plugin which can be downloaded at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies from our map provider Google Maps

These cookies enable the proper functioning of Google Maps as used on our contact page to show our location. Currently we are unable to find details of how users can opt-out of these cookies, if you do not wish them to be set you should make use of your browser settings.

Where has you ‘cookie bar’ gone?

If you have clicked accept on our cookie bar then it sets a cookie and you wont see it again. The bar itself does not control which cookies are set and is intended to provide you with information. You can control cookie that are set on your computer through your browser settings.

If you want to see the cookie bar again then you can clear cookies set in your browser and it will reappear.

Is there a full list of all the cookies this site is setting?

Below is our fully cookie audit with a brief description of each cookie.

COOKIETYPEDURATIONDESCRIPTION
CloudFlare Web Statistics CookiesThird PartyName: __cfduid This cookie is used as part of the function of CloudFlare. CloudFlare acts in many ways like a content delivery network however is also secures our site improving both the experience of our users.
Google Analytics CookiesNames: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz These cookies are used by Google as part of Google Analytics. These allow us to track usage of this site and use this information to improve our site and user experience.
Google Maps CookiesThird PartyNames: testcookie, khcookie, NID, SNID These cookies are used by Google as part of Google Maps. These cookies will be set when you view our Contact page which features an embedded Google map.
Google Preference CookieThird PartyName: PREF Google use this cookie to record basic user preferences. This cookie will be set when you view our Contact page which features an embedded Google map.
K. E. Wilson & Co. Coockie Policy CookieFirst Party1 YearName: viewed_cookie_policy This cookie is only set when you click ‘accept’ on our ‘cookie bar’. This cookie is used to keep the cookie bar hidden once you click accept.
K. E. Wilson & Co. Referrer CookieFirst Party – NecessaryName: w3tc_referrer This cookie is set by W3 Total Cache which we use to increase the speed of our website and improve user experience. This cookie records the website a user was referred from to ensure proper user experience.
K. E. Wilson & Co. Session CookieFirst Party – NecessaryName: PHPSESSID This cookie is used by K. E. Wilson & Co. to uniquely identify your use of our website. This cookie is anonymous and is not used to specifically identify you. This cookie is only set when performing specific interactions with kewilson.co.uk which require identification of your session.
K. E. Wilson & Co. WordPress CookiesFirst Party – NecessaryNames: wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_, wordpress_logged_in_, wp-settings-3, wp-settings-time-3 These cookies are used by WordPress to enable users to login.

If you believe there is a cookie we have missed from the above list then please contact us so that we can add it.