Cookie usage policy
Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive, or in your browser memory, when you visit Ikano’s website. It helps us speed things up for you when you come back. It tells us what parts of the site you visit, what you like and what's most relevant to you. Our cookies don’t store any personal or confidential information about you and are used for analysis only.
To make sure you get the best from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting our website.
- Session cookies
Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personal data is collected. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.
We store and collect a unique ID to track your session from page to page via session cookie. This is important to understand our customers’ experience as you move around our website.
- Persistent cookies
We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site. We use the free Google Analytics tool (see http://www.google.com/analytics/en-GB/index.html) to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors’ use of the website in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics’ code is incorporated into our site’s code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies.
Opting out of cookie usage
You can also block all cookies through your browser - however, you may find that this reduces your browsing experience.
For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help section or user guide. Alternatively, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a guide (see www.allaboutcookies.org) which explains to users how cookies work, can be managed and blocked by all browser types.