What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other devices when you access the internet.

Why are cookies essential to the SICO International website?

This website, along with many others, uses cookies. Cookies let users navigate around sites and (where appropriate) let us tailor the content to fit the needs of our site’s visitors. Without cookies enabled we can’t guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.

None of the cookies we use to collect your personal information and they can’t be used to identify you.

Types of cookies

The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.

  • Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
  • Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e., based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site. 

 

Cookie   Description Duration Type
__livechat This cookie is set by the provider LiveChat.Inc. This cookie is used to enable live chat with customers on the website. 3 years Functional
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years Analytics
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 1 day Analytics
_gat This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute Performance
YSC This cookie is set by You Tube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. Performance
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by You Tube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. 5 months Advertisement
_gat_gtag_UA_110850713_1 Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. 1 minute Analytics

 

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored, either through built-in functionality or by utilising third-party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

Some specific opt-out programs are available here:

Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites or prevent them from working correctly at all.