A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.
It is essential for the operation of ask4′s websites that they make use of session cookies and as such are deemed to not require consent.
Session cookies are defined as transient cookies (a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser), that is used to identify requests from one web session over another. The session cookie only contains a unique identifier for the session, rather than the user. The session cookie allows options selected in one webpage to be linked to the options selected in other pages which is essential for the correct operation of all ask4′s websites (excluding content only websites).
Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer.
Ask4′s portal website makes use of Google Analytics, which in turn makes use of a cookie. While analytics is not essential to the operation of the site (thus requiring consent), it provides ask4 with data on types of systems being used to browse the web by our users. Analytics provides or tracks no data about the user, but rather allows for information about the browser to be collected. Examples of the type of data collected is, platform (Windows, Mac, Linux etc), browser (ie,firefox, chrome) and screen size.
This data aids ask4 in developing its websites, as well as providing information to our support team on OS and browser share.
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