Cookies Information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

 

1. Types of Cookies

‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.

‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.

‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customized pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

 

2. Opting out of Cookies

To opt-out of the use of third-party advertising-related cookies and web beacons, see the section ‘Ad Networks and Exchanges operated by authorized third parties’ below. Opting out of third-party advertising-related cookies and web beacons as described below does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites - only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third-party cookies, web beacons or related technologies.

If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on our sites, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits.

For browser-specific information on how to adjust cookie configurations on the following browsers, please click on the relevant link below:

 

 

3. Use of Cookies

The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website. By using this website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer/device for the stated purposes.

Provider

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits ardenton.com, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to ardenton.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

_gat

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits ardenton.com, a new _gat cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to ardenton.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

24 hours from set/update

Google Analytics

_utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits ardenton.com, a new _utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to ardenton.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

_utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with ardenton.com. When a user views a page on ardenton.com, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on ardenton.com; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on ardenton.com for longer than 30 minutes.

First Party Persistent

30 minutes from set/update

Google Analytics

_utmc

This cookie operates in conjunction with the '_utmb' cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. This cookie expires when a user's session is no longer active.

First Party Session

At end of session

Google Analytics

_utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach ardenton.com, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within ardenton.com. The cookie is updated with each page view to ardenton.com.

First Party Persistent

6 months from set/update