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www.mercers.co.uk and cookies

The Mercers' Company website uses cookies to help us provide you with a good site experience and to help us understand how we can improve the website for you.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that we store on your computer. Cookies help us to distinguish you from other users of this website and to understand how people use the site. 

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

What cookies are used on www.mercers.co.uk?

There are three types of cookie in place on the site:

  1. Cookies that we set to give you a good site experience
  2. Cookies that help us to understand how the site is being used
  3. Cookies set by the third-party tools that we use on the site, such as the 700 Years of History timeline.

Specific cookies used on the site are listed at the end of this page.

What should I do if I want to restrict or block cookies used by this site?

If you want to restrict or block cookies on this site — or indeed any site — you can do this through your web browser settings: your browser's help function should explain how to do this.

You can also find out more about how to delete and control cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of cookies on www.mercers.co.uk, please contact us at info@mercers.co.uk.

Cookies used on the site

1. Cookies that we set

Name of cookieWhat it doesWhen it expires
has_jsIdentifies if the user has JavaScript enabled.  Some of the features on our website may require JavaScript, so this cookie lets us check if we should provide you with an alternative version.Session (when you close your browser)
webform-{name}[{time}]Submission counter for web forms.  If you fill out a web form, we can remember this and respond accordingly the next time you visit a page.1 day

2. Cookies that help us to understand how the site is being used

We use Google Analytics to understand how our website is being used, and to help understand how we can improve it for our users.

NAME OF COOKIEWHAT IT DOESWHEN IT EXPIRES
__utmaIdentify unique visitors2 years 
__utmbDetermine visitor session1 hour
__utmcDetermine visitor sessionSession (when you close your browser)
__utmzTracking traffic sources and navigation6 months

For more information about how Google handles data, see Google’s Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies set by third-party tools that we use on the site

Tiki-toki – the software used to create the 700 Years of History timeline – uses Google Analytics (listed above) to understand how the timeline is being used.

NAME OF COOKIEWHAT IT DOESWHEN IT EXPIRES
__utmaIdentify unique visitors2 years 
__utmbDetermine visitor session30 minutes
__utmcDetermine visitor sessionSession (when you close your browser)
__utmzTracking traffic sources and navigation6 months