What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information containing a string of characters that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device and uniquely identify your browser or device. These send the information stored in them back to our web server when Business Doctors Ltd web pages are accessed.
Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. But they do enable us to load your personal settings and preferences. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but contain an option for you to turn off the cookie acceptance if you prefer. If you turn off your cookie acceptance, you may not be able to sign in to Business Doctors Ltd sites or access our services.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow our site or services to know if your computer or device has visited our site or services before. They can then be used to help understand how our site or services is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Additional system information we may gather includes time, type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, or your IP address. The website from which you link to Business Doctors Ltd, and CPU speed. We also take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide by recording website traffic patterns, user click streams and by maintaining log files of users’ access to website files
What types of cookies does Business Doctors use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Business Doctors routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, or whether you chose to no longer see advertisements. Also whether you made an edit to an article on the Service while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of use of Service tools. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you. And to remember how you’ve customised the Service in other ways, such as customising the toolbars. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and we don’t use them to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
Full list of Cookies used:
- DSID, IDE – doubleclick.net (Google ads)
- G_ENABLED_IDPS – Disqus comments
- SERVERID, smg – Salesmanago Cookie which identifies a user
- _ga, _gd, _smvs – Google analytics
- smuuid – Tracks anonymous visits; it is assigned to anyone who lands on the website. Cookie automatically added by the SALESmanago script. The only way possible not to give a permission is disabling cookies in a browser
- smvr – Stores information about visits, Cookie automatically added by the SALESmanago script. The only way possible not to give a permission is disabling cookies in a browser
- services_qa – This Cookie remembers the answers to the services questions region, it remembers what region you’ve selected
- tk_ni / tk_ai / tk_qs – Gathers information for our own, first party analytics tool about service use. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience. https://automattic.com/cookies/
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Business Doctors and are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Someone providing a service for Business Doctors may place third-party cookies on your device. For example, to help us understand how the service use. Our business partners may also place third-party cookies on your device. This is so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
Targeting Cookies. Business Doctors and our advertising partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. We may share this information with organisations outside of Business Doctors. For example, advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising. We may use this to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. Or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies you can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.org
If you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website or services and other parts of our website and services may not work properly.