To comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations we periodically conduct a Cookie Audit of our website. This Cookie Audit was last updated on 20 May 2012.
Our website uses a number of cookies to store data on our visitor's computers. For more information about managing cookies, please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Cookies created by this website
This website creates a number of cookies, which are refered to as first party cookies as they are specific to the host site that created them.
All the first-party cookies which are created do not store any personal or sensitive information, or anything that makes you personally identifiable to us.
They are used for analytics purposes to help us understand how people use our website. This data is captured by the Adobe Business Catalyst system used to publish the website and Google Analytics. The information captured by these systems is not available or accessible to anyone other than SK Tax Service.
Business Catalyst Cookies
Business Catalyst creates the following 1st party cookies for analytics: ANONID, VISID. They are used as part of Business Catalyst web analytics reports and capture anonymous website usage information. This information is only accessible to SK Tax Service and Adobe and is not shared with any 3rd party. No information that could personally identify you is captured.
Business Catalyst also creates a cookie called visitorDeviceClass to identify the device you are using to access the website e.g. desktop, mobile, tablet. This cookie is for the purpose of customising the user interface for the device you use to access the website.
A session ID cookie is created called ASP.NET_SessionId which is used to identify a specific user currently using the website when there are multiple people using the website at the same time. This is used for functionality and security purposes while users login or use contact forms.
Google Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics, which creates a number of first-party cookies, all prefixed __utm:
__utma contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie expires after two years.
__utmb used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes.
__utmc works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
__utmz tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website.
__utmv You may also sometimes find this cookie is created which relates to custom reporting segments, a feature which we occasionally use on Google Analytics
We don't share the data that Google Analytics collects, and we don't believe that our use of Google Analytics is privacy-intrusive. We use the data that is collected in the following ways:
- to report, in aggregate, how our visitors find and use our website;
- to understand overall visitor behaviour; and
- to inform how we update and improve our website.
To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
If you have any concerns about the cookies we create or the way we aim to attain consent from you, please contact us and we'll be happy to answer your questions.