Cookie Policy

How we use cookies on our website

About cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser (eg Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox). They are placed on your computer’s hard drive or mobile phone. The Design33 website uses cookies so that our site can recognise who you are and make your browsing experience more enjoyable.

Different types of cookies

There are two different types of cookies – ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. The Design33 website, like many websites, may use both. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer expiration date and stay on your computer hard-drive until you manually delete them – usually when you delete your search history.

Persistent cookies

One example of a persistent cookie is the ‘remember me on this computer’ function which means you can access the private area of a website again from your own PC or mobile, without logging-in again. Session cookies and persistent cookies which may be placed on our website by us are known for this reason are ‘first party cookies.’

Third party cookies

‘Third party cookies’ are used by analytics companies such as Google to gather information about you. This isn’t the kind of personal information we retain under our Privacy Policy. It’s more to do with the habits you display and the websites you browse.

Choosing not to have cookies on your computer?

You can, by law, choose not to have cookies placed on your computer. When you first view a website you should be informed that the website uses cookies and if you wish to accept them. Our website does not insist that you accept cookies but if you reject them certain features may be limited.  To switch off cookies you can go to the help section of your browser and it will explain how to turn them off. Here are some of the most common browsers and the information you need.

Cookie setting in Internet Explorer

Cookie setting in Firefox

Cookie setting in Chrome

Cookie setting in Safari

Cookie setting in ios

Cookie setting in Android 

More information on cookies

You can read more about cookies in the Microsoft Cookies Guide or All About Cookies. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has a very stringent code of ethics on internet advertising and you can read more about it here.

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