A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your computer that gives you a more personalised experience when using our website. They are not harmful and are not used to identify you personally.
For example, a cookie can record certain information about a visitor to a website to tailor their options for when they next visit.
Most internet browsers will allow you to turn off cookies if you wish, you should refer to the Help guide of your browser to learn how to do this. But please remember that disabling or blocking cookies may impact your ability to use websites and the services that they offer.
Some tools you may find useful for working with cookies:
- Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Your Online Choices - http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
To learn more about cookies visit:
- All about Cookies - http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Cookies we use
These help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies:
|lang||cdn.syndication.twimg.com||Remembers the user's selected language version of a website.||HTTP||Session|
|cookieconsent_status||ridesmiths.com||Identifies whether the visitor has consented or blocked cookies.||HTTP||1 year|
These help a website owner to understand how visitors interact with their website by collecting and reporting information anonymously:
|_ga||ridesmiths.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||2 years|
|_gat||ridesmiths.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||HTTP||Session|
|_gid||ridesmiths.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||Session|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Pixel||Session|
These are used to track visitors to a website with the intention or displaying advertisements that are relevant to the user, these may include cookies set and collected by our third-party advertisers or providers:
|gwcc||ridesmiths.com||Enables Google Website Call Conversions - This registers if the visitor has clicked on call with in the "contact us" sub-page. This information is used for statistics and marketing purposes.||HTTP||3 months|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||HTTP||1 year|
|local_storage_support_test||twitter.com||The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.||HTML||Persistent|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||HTTP||1 day|
|rc::c||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||HTML||Session|