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WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold data specific about a particular user and their use of websites. They can be accessed either by the web server or the user’s computer. The information stored by the cookie allows the server to deliver a page tailored to the user. Alternatively, the page itself can contain scripts which can read the data in the cookie and is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
This complies with the EU Directive issued on 25 May 2011 that requires websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.
WHAT COOKIES DOES TECHREACH USE?
The following cookies are used by TechReach website (www.techreachsolutions.com):
_ga Installed by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. 2 years
_gidI Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. 1 day
_gat Installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute
_gat_UA-118986526-1 Installed by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website. 1 minute
_gat_gtag_UA_118986526_1 Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. 1 minute
HOW TO OPT OUT OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES
In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
HOW TO DISABLE ALL COOKIES
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac