How we use cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by all websites, and have several different functions. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Dizzy Squirrel uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
viewed_cookie_policyPersistant1 YearWe use a cookie to mark your implied consent to the usage of cookies whilst viewing this website, this prevents the consent bar re-appearing each time you visit the site. This cookie only holds a 'yes' or 'no' value, and tracks no personal data.
_gaPersistant2 yearsWe use Google Analytics to assist with monitoring, and identifying areas of the site that can be improved. The _ga cookie is used to uniquely identify you as a visitor to this site. This is achieved by generating two random 32-bit numbers and setting them in a cookie, no personal information or data is tracked.
_gatSession10 minutesWe use Google Analytics to assist with monitoring, and identifying areas of the site that can be improved. Your personal details are not tracked. The _gat cookie is used to throttle the request rate back to Google.
PHPSESSIDSessionBrowser sessionThis cookie stores temporary information to enable site functionality. It is automatically deleted when you close your browser and is required by some modules on our website.

What if you don’t want to accept cookies?

You can block or restrict cookies set by any website – including our website – through the browser settings on each browser you use, on each device you use to access the Internet. Please be aware that some of our services, will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your Internet browser. For more information on how to do this in popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari), read these instructions.