COOKIE POLICY

       

      WHAT IS A COOKIE?

      Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold data specific about a particular user and their use of websites.  They can be accessed either by the web server or the user’s computer. The information stored by the cookie allows the server to deliver a page tailored to the user. Alternatively, the page itself can contain scripts which can read the data in the cookie and is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

      HOW DOES AKITA USE COOKIES?

      Akita Systems Ltd uses cookies to provide online customer support, power our marketing and enquiry contact facility and improve the user experience of our website.

      Where applicable, Akita Systems Ltd’s websites (https://www.akita.co.uk and https://akitais.com/) use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer or device.

      This complies with the EU Directive issued on 25 May 2011 that requires websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

      WHAT COOKIES DOES AKITA USE?

      The following cookies are used by Akita. Cookies are used on both akita.co.uk and akitais.com unless a specific website is stated in the description.

      CookieDomainTypeDescriptionDuration
      __ss.akitais.com and .akita.co.ukAdvertisementThis cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.1 day
      __ss_referrer.akitais.com and .akita.co.ukAdvertisementThis cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.1 hour
      __ss_tk.akitais.com and .akita.co.ukAdvertisementThis cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.25 years
      _CAN_BId .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk Analytics This cookie is set by the provider Canddi. This cookie is used for user identification. The cookie stores a unique(32-character) reference which identifies the visitor each time when they return to the website. 10 years
      _CAN_SId .i.canddi.com Other This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes 2 hours
      _ga .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
      _gat_gtag_UA_118986526_1 .akitais.com Analytics Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. 1 minute
      _gat_gtag_UA_35070578_1 .akita.co.uk Analytics This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users. 1 minute
      _gat_UA-118986526-1 .akitais.com Performance This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 1 minute
      _gid .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form. 1 day
      _GRECAPTCHA .google.com Necessary This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis. 5 months 27 days
      _lfa .akitais.com Other This cookie is set by the provider Leadfeeder. This cookie is used for identifying the IP address of devices visiting the website. The cookie collects information such as IP addresses, time spent on website and page requests for the visits.This collected information is used for retargeting of multiple users routing from the same IP address. 2 years
      _uetsid .akitais.com Analytics This cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to compile report and improve site. 1 day
      _uetvid .akitais.com OtherNo description1 year 24 days
      A3.yahoo.com OtherThis is used for analytics 1 year
      anj .adnxs.com Other No description 3 months
      B .yahoo.com Advertisement This Cookie is used by Yahoo to provide ads, contents or analytics. 1 year
      CAN_SId .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk Advertisement This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes 30 minutes
      CAN_Store_17644956 .akitais.com Advertisement This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes 10 minutes
      CAN_Store_97017442 .akita.co.uk AdvertisementThis cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes 10 minutes
      catAccCookies.akitais.com Necessary This cookie is used to store the acceptance of the cookie policy on the website. 5 months 27 days
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement .akita.co.uk Necessary The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement". 1 year
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics .akita.co.uk Necessary This cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics". 1 year
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional .akita.co.uk Other The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional". 1 year
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary .akita.co.uk Necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary". 1 year
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-others .akita.co.uk Other No description 1 year
      cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance .akita.co.uk Necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance". 1 year
      i .openx.net Other The purpose of the cookie is not known yet. 1 year
      IDE .doubleclick.net Advertisement Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. 1 year 24 days
      koitk .marketingautomation.services Advertisement This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions. 10 years
      MUID .bing.com Advertisement Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking. 1 year 24 days
      na_id .addthis.com Functional This cookie is set by Addthis.com to enable sharing of links on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter 1 year 24 days
      ouid .addthis.com Functional The cookie is set by Addthis which enables the content of the website to be shared across different networking and social sharing websites. 1 year 24 days
      pa_crosswise_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      pa_google_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      pa_openx_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      pa_rubicon_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      pa_twitter_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      pa_uid .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by prfct.co. This cookie is used across the websites that use same ad network to display ads to the other advertisers in the network. 2 years
      pa_yahoo_ts .prfct.co Advertisement This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data. 2 years
      personalization_id .twitter.com Advertisement This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting. 2 years
      test_cookie .doubleclick.net Advertisement This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies. 15 minutes
      uid .addthis.com Advertisement This cookie is used to measure the number and behaviour of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisements. 1 year 24 days
      uuid2 .adnxs.com Advertisement This cookie is set by AppNexus. The cookies stores information that helps in distinguishing between devices and browsers. This information us used to select advertisements served by the platform and assess the performance of the advertisement and attribute payment for those advertisements. 3 months
      • Cookie

        __ss

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.

        Duration

        1 day

      • Cookie

        __ss_referrer

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.

        Duration

        1 hour

      • Cookie

        __ss_tk

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.

        Duration

        25 years

      • Cookie

        _CAN_BId

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        This cookie is set by the provider Canddi. This cookie is used for user identification. The cookie stores a unique(32-character) reference which identifies the visitor each time when they return to the website.

        Duration

        10 years

      • Cookie

        _CAN_SId

        Domain

        .i.canddi.com

        Type

        Other

        Description

        This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes

        Duration

        2 hours

      • Cookie

        _ga

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        _gat_gtag_UA_118986526_1

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.

        Duration

        1 minute

      • Cookie

        _gat_gtag_UA_35070578_1

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.

        Duration

        1 minute

      • Cookie

        _gat_UA-118986526-1

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Performance

        Description

        This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

        Duration

        1 minute

      • Cookie

        _gid

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.

        Duration

        1 day

      • Cookie

        _GRECAPTCHA

        Domain

        .google.com

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.

        Duration

        5 months 27 days

      • Cookie

        _lfa

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Other

        Description

        This cookie is set by the provider Leadfeeder. This cookie is used for identifying the IP address of devices visiting the website. The cookie collects information such as IP addresses, time spent on website and page requests for the visits.This collected information is used for retargeting of multiple users routing from the same IP address.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        _uetsid

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Analytics

        Description

        This cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to compile report and improve site.

        Duration

        1 day

      • Cookie

        _uetvid

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Other

        Description

        No description

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        A3

        Domain

        .yahoo.com

        Type

        Other

        Description

        This is used for analytics

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        anj

        Domain

        .adnxs.com

        Type

        Other

        Description

        No description

        Duration

        3 months

      • Cookie

        B

        Domain

        .yahoo.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This Cookie is used by Yahoo to provide ads, contents or analytics.

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        CAN_SId

        Domain

        .akitais.com and .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes

        Duration

        30 minutes

      • Cookie

        CAN_Store_17644956

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes

        Duration

        10 minutes

      • Cookie

        CAN_Store_97017442

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Canddi for marketing purposes

        Duration

        10 minutes

      • Cookie

        catAccCookies

        Domain

        .akitais.com

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        This cookie is used to store the acceptance of the cookie policy on the website.

        Duration

        5 months 27 days

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        This cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics".

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Other

        Description

        The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-others

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Other

        Description

        No description

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance

        Domain

        .akita.co.uk

        Type

        Necessary

        Description

        This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        i

        Domain

        .openx.net

        Type

        Other

        Description

        The purpose of the cookie is not known yet.

        Duration

        1 year

      • Cookie

        IDE

        Domain

        .doubleclick.net

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        koitk

        Domain

        .marketingautomation.services

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions.

        Duration

        10 years

      • Cookie

        MUID

        Domain

        .bing.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        na_id

        Domain

        .addthis.com

        Type

        Functional

        Description

        This cookie is set by Addthis.com to enable sharing of links on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        ouid

        Domain

        .addthis.com

        Type

        Functional

        Description

        The cookie is set by Addthis which enables the content of the website to be shared across different networking and social sharing websites.

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        pa_crosswise_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_google_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_openx_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_rubicon_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_twitter_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_uid

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by prfct.co. This cookie is used across the websites that use same ad network to display ads to the other advertisers in the network.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        pa_yahoo_ts

        Domain

        .prfct.co

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by Perfect Audience and is used for advertising purposes based on user behavioural data.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        personalization_id

        Domain

        .twitter.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.

        Duration

        2 years

      • Cookie

        test_cookie

        Domain

        .doubleclick.net

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.

        Duration

        15 minutes

      • Cookie

        uid

        Domain

        .addthis.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is used to measure the number and behaviour of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisements.

        Duration

        1 year 24 days

      • Cookie

        uuid2

        Domain

        .adnxs.com

        Type

        Advertisement

        Description

        This cookie is set by AppNexus. The cookies stores information that helps in distinguishing between devices and browsers. This information us used to select advertisements served by the platform and assess the performance of the advertisement and attribute payment for those advertisements.

        Duration

        3 months

      HOW TO OPT OUT OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES

      For cookies used by SharpSpring, please click here.

      In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

      The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of websites in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

      For more information on the use of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

      HOW TO DISABLE ALL COOKIES

      Users can control the use of cookies within their Internet browser(s). Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

      Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

      Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

      Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

      Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac