Last updated: May 5, 2020
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
What’s a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
Cookies are either:
- Session cookies these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer;
- Persistent cookies a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.]
Cookies can also be categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as sending an email through our contact form, and therefore cannot be turned off. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Performance cookies These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. We use this type of cookie to improve security and block hackers.
- Functionality cookies for informational purposes only This type of cookie allows a website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, a site may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use/purchase. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. **Due to the type of website Provanti Designs operates, we do NOT have need for this type of tracking**
a) contact us via telephone versus using our contact form
b) turn off cookies using the following guides.