What is a cookie?
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.highstreetit.com).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to delete and block our cookies
Changing your cookie settings
Please note that Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your Internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your Internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your Internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site or Services, you must stop using our Site and Services.
What cookies do we use and why?
To find out about specific cookies we use, please see below.
The cookies used are categorized as follows:
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use the Site – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the Site and Services work, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.
We use performance cookies to:
- Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how the Services are used
- Error management: Help us improve the Services by measuring any errors that occur.
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
By using the Services, you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Services, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our Services will perform for you.
More information about cookies
Information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at:
Internet Advertising Bureau (for EU residents)
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry, which can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom (for UK residents)
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Web site section:
Third party cookies
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If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.
The Web Site uses local storage. With local storage, web applications can store data locally within the user’s browser. Local storage is per domain. All pages, from one domain, can store and access the same data. The Web Site stores an access token, which the browser receives in response to a successful authentication request. The access token is an expiring, revocable, uniquely identifying token that:
(i) the browser stores in localStorage;
(ii) the browser sends in an HTTP header on all requests, provided it currently exists in localStorage;
(iii) the server uses to identify the user making a request, to determine whether the user is authenticated, to customize the user experience, and to determine whether the user is authorized to make the specific request;
(iv) the browser removes from localStorage when it receives an indication from the server that the token is invalid or has expired.
For more information about local storage, please see