Cookies



1. Introduction

1.1. We use cookies on our website, www.orchardfunding.co.uk (“Website”), which amongst other things, helps us to improve your experience of our Website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. The use of any information gathered by cookies will only be used under the terms of our Privacy Policy.

1.2. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone ("Device(s)”). They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

2. Types of cookies

2.1. The tables in section 3 below explain what cookies we use on our Website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie i.e. "functionality" or "performance" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie.

2.2. When you first use our Website, all our cookies will be turned on and you will have seen our alert about this. If you continue to use the Website, we presume that you are happy for all cookies to operate.

2.3. Persistent cookies remain on your Device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the Website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.

2.4. Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

3. What cookies do we use?

3.1. Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, make use of e-billing services or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our Website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies listed below :

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/ Session More information
1. ASP.NET_SessionId • This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which is used to store data between HTTP requests.
• When a user connects to our website, a unique session ID will be affiliated with the user.
• This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when user closes their browser).
ASP.NET Framework(Default)
Session
This cookie is deleted when the user closes their browser.
2. ASPXAUTH • This cookie is used to determine if a user is authenticated or not.
• Whenever a user signs in to the website an AUTH cookie is generated.
• The value of the cookie is encrypted using the machine key.
ASP.NET Framework Persistent This cookie is deleted when it expires or the user logs out from the website.

3.2. Analytical/Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor; all information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our services and our Website. These cookies help us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/ Session More information
1. utma cookie • This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
• Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate information such as time of day and visits to purchase.
Default (By Google) Persistent Cookie does not expire.
2. utmz cookie • This cookie keeps track of where the user came from, which search engine the user used, what link the user clicked on, which keyword the user used and where they were in the world when user accessed the website. Default (By Google) Persistent The cookie expires in 6 months.

3.3. Functionality

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences and improve your visit. These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality" cookies on our Website only collect anonymous information.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/ Session More information
1. RememberMe_Orchard • The purpose of this cookie is to remember the login details of the user.
• It contains the following information:
o User Name
o Email Address
o A unique User ID
Persistent The cookie expires in 1 year.

4. Blocking cookies

4.1. If you don't want us to use cookies when you use the Website, you can adjust your internet browser settings not to accept cookies. Your web browser's help function should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org . This website will also explain how you can delete cookies which are already stored on your Device.

4.2. Please be aware that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.

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