What is a cookie?
To summarise, Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience. There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences, below are some typical cookie types.
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
Cookies we use
We use Google Analytics to analyse our website usage and create reports for internal use at Moore Stephens Isle of Man and its associated entities only.
Google analytics cookies
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
To find out more about how Google treats personal information, please see http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
The following Google Analytics cookies are used:
_Utma - The _utma cookie is part of Google analytics, and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google analytics. _utma stores the number of visits made from your device, the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmb - The _utmb cookie is part of Google analytics. __utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on any site which uses Google analytics: when a visit starts, and approximately ends. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmc - The _utmc cookie is part of Google analytics. __utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on any site which uses Google analytics: when a visit starts, and approximately ends. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. This is a third party cookie.
_Utmv - The _utmv cookie is part of Google analytics. It contains no specific customer data other than the IP address of your device, but is used to record Custom variables for segmentation. This is a third party cookie.