Your privacy is important to us. This page provides you with the information about the cookies that are used on www.ascertus.com and give the tools and knowledge to manage them.
- What are cookies?
- Types of cookies
- Which cookies does www.ascertus.com use?
- What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
- How do I opt out of cookies?
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is placed on an internet user’s computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and it can be used when the user visits the website.
Cookies were designed to remember things that an internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
- To remember your preferences
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
2. Types of cookies
Session (or Transient) Cookies
A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. Forest Holidays use session cookies to allow you to move from page to page without having to login or re-submit details each time.
Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies that are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Forest Holidays use these cookies to record your preferences for the website in order to present something relevant to you on the next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.
Ascertus works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf. We are working with these third parties to get a full list of the cookies they use and what they are used for.
Sharing with social networks
Ascertus use social network share buttons. This allows you to share details of our products and services with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
3. Which cookies does www.ascertus.com use?
- a) Cookies used by www.ascertus.com (1st Party Cookie).
We use the following cookies on this website
- Content Management System Cookie (ASP Session)
- Google Analytics Cookie
We also use these cookies to remember information about your preferences so that we can tailor the website to your needs.
- a) ASP Session Cookie (1st party cookie)
This cookie is added by the system we use to manage the content within our website. It is removed from the system when session ends.
- b) Google Analytics (3rd party cookie)
A behavioural tracking service that also helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is.
4. What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
In short, nothing. We only use tracking cookies on this website to check our visitor statistics and keyword importance.
5. How do I opt out of cookies?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below on the following website: