What are Cookies?
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. For more information on Cookies, please visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Types of Cookies
There are two broad categories of cookies:
First Party Cookies, served directly by Assistant Solutions to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Assistant Solutions to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our site.
Third party cookies, which are served by a service provider on our site, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies,’ meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the site to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
What cookies do we use?
Our website uses the following cookies :
- _tccl_visit & _tccl_visitor are permanent Web Hosting Provider (GoDaddy) cookies to monitor website usage performance. These are strictly necessary cookies.
- cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary is a permanent cookie that keeps track of which cookies you approved. This is a functionality cookie.
- The viewed_cookie_policy is a permanent cookie and is set to “yes” when the Cookie law info bar has been viewed and accepted. This is strictly necessary and lasts for 1 year.
- WordPress_test_cookie is set by WordPress to check if cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users and lasts for 1 year. This is a strictly necessary cookie.
- Comment_author_[hash] & comment_author_email_[hash] & comment_author_url_[hash] are set by WordPress and are set to remember the values entered into the comment form’s name, email and URL fields and they last for 1 year. These are functionality cookies.
How to control or delete cookies
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies however, please note that if you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our site.
You can set your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “help” “tools” or “Edit” facility).
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.