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Protecting our customers is at the heart of everything we do at SP Computers and protecting your information is no exception. This means that any cookies used on our sites will not contain personally identifiable information about you.

However, we do use cookies on our websites to help make your visits more effective so we’d like to explain more about how and why we use them.

Cookies make websites work better

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from SP Computers. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.

There are many types of cookies that websites can use, the common ones are

  • Essential Cookies

    Some cookies are essential for the operation of a website. For example, some cookies allow websites to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, their users will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

  • Performance Cookies

    Websites utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use their websites and to monitor website performance. This allows them to provide a high quality experience by customising their offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, they might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. They might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that they think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Websites use functionality cookies to allow them to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.

    Websites also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

  • Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies

    Websites and advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that they believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, if you read a number of articles on motoring on a website, a car manufacturer might infer you are interested in this topic and serve you with its car advertisements. You might see these advertisements on many websites that you visit. However, they do not tell their advertisers who you are.

  • Flash cookies

    These cookies make it quicker and easier for you to access sites on subsequent visits that use Flash technology. Deleting them means you may have to re-enter information each time you visit the same site but just like any cookie, you can delete Flash cookies by going to the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player. You will be taken to the Adobe website, which lists the websites with the cookies in your browser. Just click Delete opposite the relevant website.

Cookies used by S P Computers

Google Analytics

From time to time SP Computers use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites.

Google also reserve the rights to the data collected.

You can accept or block cookies

You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.

Find out more

You’ll find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. Cookie Policy last updated 06 July 2012.