What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the Site owner (in this case, ARCASACRA LLP) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. Third parties serve cookies through our Site for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with our services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://www.aboutads.info or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific websites of the Site you visit):
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
_st_com_session: Used to keep you logged on our Site.
Metrics website cookies
_ga: Installed by Google Analytics. Calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of website usage for the Site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_gid: Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gat: This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphic files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Site or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the Site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve website performance and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
No, we don’t. However Google may do it through their Analytics service.
Where can I get further information?
119 Whitecraig Avenue
Whitecraig, East Lothian EH21 8PA United Kingdom
Last updated September 6th, 2022.