1.1 The AKA Group Limited (“AKA”, “us”, “we” or “our” for short) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Cookies Policy (“Policy”) is intended to inform you how our Website uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using the website, www.akauk.com (the “Website”). Please take a minute to read and understand the Policy.
2 WHAT ARE COOKIES
2.1 A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
2.2 Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.
2.3 For further details on cookies please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
4.2 However, in order to access all of the pages and features of this Website you may need to accept cookies. If you choose to reject or block cookies, certain features of this Website may not work as we intended and you may not be able to access all pages of the Website.
5.1 We use both first party and third party cookies. That is, both AKA and third party companies set cookies through this Website.
5.2 We use “analytical” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the number of people visiting our Website and to see how our Website is used. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serveusers of our Website.
5.4 We use ‘session’ cookies which enable you to carry information across pages of the Website and avoid having to re-enter information. Session cookies enable us to compile statistics that help us to understand how the Website is being used and to improve its structure.
5.5 We use ‘persistent’ cookies which are cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer and help us to recognise you as a unique visitor to the Website and remember your preferences or actions even after you have closed your browser.
6 COOKIES WE USE
Here is a list of the cookies we use, their purpose and how long they will remain on your computer (unless you actively delete them earlier):
|Name of Cookie||Purpose - why we or third parties set the cookie and what we do with the information collected||How long the cookie(s) are stored on your computers|
|_ga, _dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||
We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website. This is known as ‘web analytics’. We may also record certain information that customers provide during a Website purchase or other process.
|Persistent - 2 to 10 years|
The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
Note: This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can’t be turned off.
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, use_hitbox||
||Persistent - 1 - 10 years|
|khcookie, APISID, S_awfe, SSID, SS, SID, SAPISID, PREF||
||Persistent - 2 - 10 years|
|Uit, dt, di, uid, bt, _atuvc, uvc, ssc, psc, uvc, loc, uss, ups, ssh, sshs, dbm||
||Persistent - 1day - 10 years|
The X-Mapping cookie is sent by the server to keep the user’s browser sessions intact as we load balance and use a clustered array of servers. If a user reloads a page they could be served the content from another server entirely but this cookie tracks the user to the same server.
When the user successfully logs in with Remember Me checked, a login cookie is issued to ensure that the individual does not have to log-in repeated times. This means that we can more easily provide access to sections of the website to which the user has registered.
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||
We use Google Analytics to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website. This is known as ‘web analytics’. We may also record certain information that customers provide during a Website purchase or other process.
|Persistent – 2 – 10 years|