When first entering the www.essensedesign.co.uk website you will be prompted by a message at the top of the screen as to whether you would like to accept cookies, specifically the Google Analytics cookies, and for them to be placed on your computer.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the facilities available on our website.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.
Whilst we can’t offer assistance in managing cookies for every browser, the following website provides information on controlling cookies in most of the major browsers.
The table below explains the four Google Analytics cookies in use on our website
Cookie names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The essense design Web Team collates together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.