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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.

Cookie Description Duration Type
MUID Used to synchronise ID across different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking. 1 year Advertisement
catAccCookies Stores the acceptance of the cookie policy on the website. 5 months Necessary
_uetsid Used by Microsoft to help make improvements to our website. 1 day Performance
_ga Installed by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. 2 years Analytics
_gidI Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. 1 day Analytics
_gat Installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute Performance
_gat_UA-118986526-1 Installed by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website. 1 minute Performance
_gat_gtag_UA_118986526_1 Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. 1 minute Analytics
__ss Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions. 1 day Advertisement
__ss_referrer This cookie is set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions. 1 hour Advertisement
_lfa This cookie is issued by Leadfeeder to identify the IP addresses of companies visiting akita.co.uk 2 years Other
koitk Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions. 9 years Advertisement
__ss_tk Set by SharpSpring, a marketing automation platform. This is used for tracking visitors and form submissions. 24 years Advertisement
_CAN_SId Issued by CANDDi and used on akita.co.uk. It holds a unique reference which allows CANDDi to relate all the tracking to a single Session 1 hour Analytics
SUID This is a Microsoft cookie relating to customer relationship management system 1 year Other
suid_legacy This is a Microsoft cookie relating to customer relationship management system 1 year Other
nelioab_userid Issued by Nelio and used to enable A/B testing of page designs on akita.co.uk 1 year Performance
_CAN_BId This is a User Identification cookie issued by Canddi and used on akita.co.uk.  It holds a unique reference which identifies this visitor each time that they return to your site. 3 years Other
_gat_UA-35070578-1 Served by Google Analytics, it is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded on high traffic volume websites. 1 minute Performance
UserMatchHistory Issued by Linkedin to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences. 4 weeks Other
lang Stores the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website. Functional
lidc Set by LinkedIn and used for routing. 1 day Functional
bcookie Set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page. 2 years Functional
bscookie This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags. 2 years Advertisement
lissc Issued by LinkedIn and relates to advertising 1 year Advertisement

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).

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

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: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467

 

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