Cookies on our website, so what is this all about?
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files located in the browser of your computer or mobile device. When you visit a website, it can send information back to the browser which then creates the cookie. Every time you revisit the same website it can access the information stored in the cookie. Cookies are not just created by the website you visit, but may also be created by other websites that run adverts, video or other content you view.
The website All About Cookies has a more detailed description.
In case you want to stop reading here, you should at least know this: no personally identifiable information is stored in any cookie we use.
What Are Cookies Used For?
Cookies are used for many reasons. They:
- help the website remember your preferences
- help the website remember what you may have chosen from the site
- help improve functionality. Things like searching are impossible otherwise
- help monitor the website’s performance
Some cookies are essential to allow the website to work properly. This site uses a cookie with a suffix ’_session’ which helps us authenticate users when they log in to our website.
Occasionally, we’ll run tests on our website to see how our visitors respond to different design elements. When we do, we use this cookie to keep track of the which version we show which visitors. You prefer having the site shown in your preferred language, the cookie can keep track of that.
Functional cookies allow a website to provide additional services by remembering your preferences and settings. Katana Code use a cookie called ’_cookie_notice’ to keep track of whether you have chosen to hide the Cookie Notice at the foot of the screen.
Functional cookies may also be set by third parties if you view their content within our website. For example, if we embed a You Tube video in one of our pages then you will receive a Cookie from YouTube to help ensure a smooth video playback experience. Katana Code have no control over the content of these cookies.
Performance cookies allow us to keep track of our website analytics. It is greatly beneficial for us to know how many visitors we get, what the most popular pages are, what time of day is popular (or not!) visitors (so we know the best time to do maintenance).
We use third party services to track our analytics. Examples of the cookies they set are _unta, _untb, _umtc and _umtz.
Let's state this clearly: we don't provide any hooks to advertisers.
Third party advertisers will often place cookies to help make advertisements and offers more interesting to you. SAIM Service has no direct third party advertising on its website.
We do not send any personally identifiable information about you to Google, or anyone else.
We may, however, use Google’s Demographics and Interests feature, which tells us a little more about the sort of people who visit our site.
If you’d rather not have any of your data be used by Google Analytics, you can opt out by using Google’s own Opt-out Browser Add-on
If you have any concerns about the cookies used here please do not hesitate to contact us so we can address your concern.