WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files added to your device when you visit a website.
HOW COOKIES ARE USED
Cookies are used at STWriter to recognise you and your preferences, and also to improve the performance of the website and to collect analytical information to improve our services.
SESSION AND PERSISTENT COOKIES
Session cookies are there so we can track your actions during a single browsing experience, but they don’t stay on your device after you leave our website.
Persistent cookies are cookies that stay on your device between sessions and are used to authenticate you and to remember your preferences the next time you visit. They are also used to balance the load on our servers and improve the experiences you have on our site.
Both of these types of cookies can be first or third party. A first part cookie is set by the website being visited by you, whereas a third party cookie is set by a different website. both of these types of cookie can be used by us or our businesses partners and associates.
COOKIES WE USE
All essential cookies are the technical cookies needed so the site can operate. Without these essential cookies the site won’t operate properly.
All performance cookies allow us to identify and count the number of visitors to our site and how they move around the site. This allows us to improve the way our site works for further ease of use and gives us the chance to tailor our site to the way visitors use it. The information collected in this way is aggregated, which means you can’t be identified from it.
All experience cookies allows the site to remember the choices you have made. These are used to make sure your experience is as easy and personalised as possible. This could be, but is not limited to the use of things like, website analytics to compare the choices you make to those of other users.
Any information collected in this way is not able to track your browsing once you’ve left our website.
All marketing cookies record the visits you make to our site and the pages you visit, and links you followed. This information is used to make our site and the advertising you see more relevant to your interests.