What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data in the form of a text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device having visited a website. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.
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How Cookies are used on this website
There are two main categories of cookie…
- Session cookies: are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.
- Persistent cookies: are cookies placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.
https://sfengineering.net/ may use Google Analytics to assist in managing our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format and as a tool to give our members/visitors best service.
Below is a list of cookies that we use (viewed 10 April 2018 at 12:02 hrs):
|Cookie Name||Expiration||Cookie Descriptor|
|APISID||2 yr||Google maps. Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps|
|CONSENT||21 yr||Google maps.|
|HSID||2 yr||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps|
|SSID||2 yr||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps|
|DV||Close of session||Google analytics|
|_unam||9 months||Analytics. Monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web|
|12 months||Analytics. Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|_utmb||30mins||Analytics. Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|_utmc||Close of session||Analytics. To determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|_utmt||10 mins||Analytics. Used to throttle request rate|
|_utmv||6 months||Analytics. Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.|
|_utmz||6 months||Analytics. Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.|
|PHPSESSID||Close of session||Login functionality|
What Personal Data is collected by using this website?
This website will collect the IP address of visitors. While SF Engineering cannot identify an individual by an IP address (an identifier number assigned to each computer and other device) that same information may be passed on to the competent Authority so they make take the necessary steps to obtain information from the relevant ISP to identify an individual if they consider initiating criminal prosecutions as a result of a cyber-attack against this site.
Managing/Removing Your Cookies
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