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There are three kinds of cookies:

  • Session Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies
  • First and Third Party Cookies

What are cookies?

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Cookies are small files that allow a website to recognise and track users.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) groups them into three overlapping groups which are described below.

1. Session Cookies

Files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. These might be used by an internet bank or webmail service. They are not stored long term and are considered 'less privacy intrusive' than persistent cookies.

Independent Water Networks uses a single session cookie.

2. Persistent Cookies

These remain on the user's device between sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about the visitor. They may be used by marketers to target advertising or to avoid the user having to provide a password each visit.

Independent Water Networks uses no persistent cookies.

3. First and Third Party Cookies

A cookie is classed as being first-party if it is set by the site being visited. It might be used to study how people navigate a site.

It is classed as third-party if it is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor's viewing habits.

Independent Water Networks uses first-party cookies with Google Analytics, a Google service that we use to monitor hit counts and other non-intrusive information about how our website is used by our visitors. See the Google Analytics website for more details about their services.

More questions?

If this page does not answer your questions about the use of cookies on the Independent Water Networks website, please contact our Customer Services team with your questions.