What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit via an internet browser They enable easier navigation and help us match content to your preferred interests more quickly. Cookies cannot identify you. To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on your device during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser, they do not collect any personal data from your computer.
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your device and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Below is a list of cookies that we use on the Ambience Venue Styling website;
Cookie Name Cookie Owner Cookie Description
_gid Google Analytics Used to distinguish users
_gat Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The Ambience Venue Styling website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and web page usage. more information can be found here
Can I turn cookies off?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can turn off cookies or block those which are unacceptable to you. You can also delete existing cookies. All modern browsers allow you to do this and your browser settings have instructions on this.
Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.