Information About Cookies
Cookies are small files containing letters and numbers that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The cookie acts as a virtual key to unlock the computer’s memory which allow a website to recognise a user when they return. Like a physical key, a cookie doesn’t contain any information, but when read by a browser it can help improve services delivered.
This information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
- Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiration date.
Cookies on our website
Geoform International uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
- _gat – Used to limit the amount of requests made. Doesn’t store any information.
- _ga – Used to help distinguish users. Expires after 2 years.
- _gid – Used to help distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours.
We are not using Google Analytics to track User-ID and we have also enabled IP anonymization.
For more information on User-ID tracking please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3123662?hl=en.
For information on IP anonymization please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en)
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Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
- In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
- In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
- In Google Chrome, you can change you cookies settings by going to “Settings,” “Advanced,” “Content Settings,” and “Cookies.” You also find more information on changing your cookie preferences here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop&hl=en
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.