widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of
For example, cookies are used to remember users' preferences; to help navigate between pages efficiently and can
help determine if a user is a returning visitor, or whether the current user is logged in to the website that they are visiting.
In general there are two types of cookies; persistent cookies and session cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and
will remain valid until its expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
The list below explains the cookies we use and why :
SESSION 'ASP.NET_SessionId': This cookie is necessary for the site to function normally and is held temporarily in
memory and is automatically deleted when the web browser is closed. This cookie contains no personally identifiable
PERSISTENT'_utma;_utmb;_utmc and _utmz': These four cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect anonymous
Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and
time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us measure a users' level of engagement and to
also help improve the site for future visitors.
Many websites use Google Analytics to collect traffic data and Google itself has produced a browser plug-in, which
allows you to disable the collecting of information for all the websites you visit.
How to control and delete cookies
Should you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Devon Direct, or indeed any other website, you can do
this through your browser settings. The "Help" function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www,allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this
on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more
general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need
to refer to your device manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Devon Direct website.