Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Our use of cookies
When using the Macfarlane Group Website, we want to ensure your user experience is as easy, useful and reliable as possible. When services are delivered on the Internet, this occasionally requires placing small amounts of information on your computer. These files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally but purely exist to improve services for you.

Cookies used by this website
There are two cookie types that you may encounter on the Macfarlane Group Website. These are known as; ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third party cookies’.

First party cookies: these are cookies that are necessary for our website to function and ensure a positive user experience.

Third party cookies: these are cookies delivered by other companies and determine ways in which we can improve or enhance our website. Please see below for a further description of these cookies and the time they remain resident on your computer…

First party cookies:
Name: PHPSESSID
Purpose: Stores session information whilst viewing the website to enhance user experience. No personal information is used in this cookie.
Expires: When you close your browser.

Third party cookies:
Used by Google Analytics.
Provider: Google Analytics
Name: _gat
Purpose: used to throttle request rates for analytics tracking.
Expires: 1 minute.

Provider: Google Analytics
Name: _ga
Purpose: Used to distinguish users when tracking analytics
Expires: 2 years.

Provider: Google Analytics
Name: ga_gid
Purpose: Used to distinguish users when tracking analytics
Expires: 24 hours.