Cookies are identifier files containing a string of letters and numbers. These are sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, the identifier is sent back to the server. They are used by web servers to track and identify users as they visit different pages and return to a website. Cookies are either known as “persistent” or “session” depending on length used. Persistent cookies are text files sent by a web server to a browser where it is stored. It will remain valid until a set expiry date or if the user deletes the file. Session cookies only last for the duration of the visit until the web browser is closed.
Our site uses both session and persistent cookies. We may/will use the following:
(a) PHPSESSID – We will use this session cookie to identify which area of our site our visitors most recently viewed. This allows them to be returned to the correct portfolio directly from the case study pages.
Our cookies do not include any information that will identify you personally. However, personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Should you choose to block cookies you can do this from most browsers. However you should be aware that the action of blocking cookies can generate a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
(a) For Internet Explorer (version 9), use the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
(b) For Firefox (version 16), block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and untick “Accept cookies from sites”.
(c) For Chrome (version 23), block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and click “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, then select “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
You have the option to delete stored cookies on your computer. This activity may result in a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
(a) For Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files, visit //support.microsoft.com/kb/278835.
(b) For Firefox (version 16), delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, then click “Remove All Cookies”.
(c) For Chrome (version 23), access the “Customise and control” menu, click “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, then select “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Should you have any queries or comments regarding our cookies policy please contact: A13 Steel Ltd, Unit 5, Portland Commercial Estate, Ripple Road (A13), Barking, Essex, IG11 0TW, 020 3741 7641.
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