Synaptic software limited's (synaptic) use of 'cookies'
a 'cookie' is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive when you log on to some websites for the first time. It is generated by the computer operating the web site. The information the cookie contains varies and is used by the website when you visit it, for example to remember your user name to save you having to type it in each time; they can therefore be very useful. A cookie can be thought of as providing a mechanism for the website to remember things, enabling it to recognise you and respond appropriately.
Synaptic uses three types of cookies; session cookies, persistent cookies & 3rd party cookies. Below is a summary of the cookie type and its usage on synaptic sites.
Are the most common and are created during your browsing session and are automatically deleted when you leave the website.
Synaptic use session cookies to store:
User specific session data using the asp. Net and php session state to store and retrieve values set by the user and the language the user has chosen for the site.
As the name suggests, stay on your computer's hard drive after your session concludes, so when you return to the website, it remembers you and can load your preferences.
Synaptic use persistent cookies to store:
Vendor id, user name, styling preferences, e-mail address, telephone number and company id.
Third party cookies
Are cookies that are created by domains that are not the primary address shown in your browser address bar.
Synaptic allow the following third party cookies:
Our site uses google analytics for anonymously tracking statistics about your interaction with our website.
If you wish to opt-out of this, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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