Scope

 

This policy is provided for all visitors of Atom Services Limited websites.

 
 

Definition

A cookie is a small text file (up to 4KB) created by a website that is stored in the user’s computer either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk (persistent cookie). Cookies provide a way for the website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences.
 
 

Procedure

We use cookies to make our websites work and improve efficiencies in our websites, cookies are also used to improve security for all users. Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you, but can assist a website to tailor your preferences.
 
 

Atom Services Limited’s websites use the following cookies all of which serve a specific purpose:

 

Session Cookies

A session cookie is also known as a transient cookie. A session cookie contains information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website.
 
 

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the services we offer to you through our websites, for example by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information and by recognising your preferences when you return to our websites.
 
 

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
 
 

Persistent Cookies

A Persistent cookie is also known as a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie. Persistent cookies are set with an expiration date, therefore it is stored on the user’s hard drive until it expires or until the user deletes it.
 
 

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies arrive from announcements from other websites, such as advertisements and are used for marketing purposes, these cookies are collected anonymously and are used to ascertain how you reached the site, eg. Search words.
 
 

How to disable

Although most browsers are set up to accept cookies, they also allow you to control and disable the cookies through the browser settings, this is usually found under ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’. However, when disabling cookies, the site may malfunction or the service offered be limited.