2. About Cookies
2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
(a) Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
(b) Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(c) Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
3. Analytics Cookies
3.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
(a) Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
(b) The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.
(c) The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
4. Blocking Cookies
4.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced.
(b) In Firefox (version 36), you can block all cookies by clicking Tools > Options > Privacy > Use custom settings for history > untick ‘Accept cookies from site’
(c) In Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the Customise and Control menu and clicking Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Content Settings > Block sites from setting any data.
(d) Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(e) If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
5. Deleting Cookies
5.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer, for example:
(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files.
(b) In Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking Tools > Options > Privacy > Use custom settings for history > Show Cookies > Remove all cookies.
(c) In Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the Customise and Control menu and clicking Settings > Show advanced settings > Clear browsing data > Cookies and other site plug-in data > Clear browsing data.
5.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
6. Our Details
(a) This website is owned and operated by Alphasonics and related subsidiaries.
(b) We are registered in England and Wales at 18 Caddick Road, Knowsley Business Park South, Knowsley, L34 9HP.
(c) Our principal place of business: 18 Caddick Road, Knowsley Business Park South, Knowsley, L34 9HP.
(d) You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form or by telephone: 0151 547 3777.