What are cookies?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that can be stored on your computer (or on other devices with internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the Assured Food Standards website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website where the cookie comes from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (ie how long the cookie will remain on your computer / device) and a value that usually consists of a randomly generated unique number.
What types of cookies do the Assured Food Standards websites use?
As a visitor, you can choose three levels of cookie use. When choosing cookies, you will receive a minimum set of cookies, with some functionalities missing on the website. When choosing optimal, the standard setting, you get the most rich website experience as you always were used to. There are three categories that may be used on the websites:
|Necessary||Anonymous cookies that allow users to view Assured Food Standards websites and use the features on the websites, such as forms. In addition, anonymous cookies are used to gain insight into the use and performance of the website. These are so-called analytics cookies.|
|Functional||Cookies with which Assured Food Standards websites can record the choices and preferences of visitors. It is also possible to share certain content with third parties (social functions), show content from sites such as Youtube, give feedback on the website and participate in market research. Cookies with which Assured Food Standards websites can record the choices and preferences of visitors. It is also possible to share certain content with third parties (social functions), show content from sites such as Youtube, give feedback on the website and participate in market research.|
Cookies used on redtractor.org.uk
The table below gives an overview of the different types of cookies that we use on the Assured Food Standards website, together with their respective purpose and duration (ie how long each cookie stays on your device / computer).
1. Necessary Cookies
|Who places the Cookie?||Names of Cookie||Description||How long does the cookie remain?|
|Google Analytics Google Analytics||_ga _gid _gat AMP_TOKEN _gac_||Description||These are first-party cookies placed to get a better understanding of the behaviour of the visitor to this website. This will then improve the user experience on this website and on other channels used by this website.|
|2 Assured Food Standards Assured Food Standards||PHPSESSID||This is used to remember your session ID whilst browsing the website and is essential for the website to work properly.||Once you close your browser this cookie is destroyed.|