- Enable certain essential features of our website without which it cannot operate.
- Distinguish you from other users of our website in order to personalise the content we serve.
- Analyse how you interact with our website to optimise its performance and improve its usability.
- Allow features required by our carefully selected plugins and extensions to work.
This page was last updated in February 2021.
Who We Are
VOGTA is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Our company number is 12211006 and our registered office address is at 2 Harris Close, Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA11 5JY. We are a Marketing & IT Consultancy specialising in Digital Transformation projects.
Should you have questions or require assistance, please complete the enquiry form located on our Contact Us page.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are usually classified in the following ways:
By the functionality they deliver:
- Essential Cookies
- Optional Cookies
By the time they remain active:
- Session Cookies
- Persistent Cookies
By the entity that sets the cookies:
- First-party Cookies
- Third-party Cookies
Essential vs Optional Cookies
Let’s take a look at the differences between essential and optional cookies first.
Essential cookies are strictly necessary for a website to operate and cannot be disabled by users. Their sole purpose is to facilitate the requests triggered by visitors’ website interactions. Without essential cookies, our website would not be usable.
Non-essential cookies are used to enhance the overall performance of a website and extend its functionality. Without these cookies, a website will continue to work but some of its key features may become unavailable. For example, you can lose the ability to play embedded videos or share content using social media buttons. Analytical cookies, used to track how users interact with the website in order to optimise it, also belong in this category.
Session vs Persistent Cookies
Now, let’s take a look art the differences between session and persistent cookies.
These are temporary cookies that are only used during your visit and get deleted as soon as you close your browser. Their role is to facilitate the use of a website by, for instance, assigning you to the same session when you navigate from one page to another or when you open our website in multiple tabs simultaneously. Without session cookies you would be treated as a new visitor on every page you open.
Persistent cookies have a lifespan dictated by an expiry date. These cookies will remain stored on your device until they reach a specific point in time. You can also manually delete them from your browser should you wish to get rid of them before they reach their expiry date. The amount of time these cookies are active can be range from hours to months depending on the type and purpose.
First-party vs Third-party Cookies
Finally, here are the key differences between first-party and third-party cookies.
First-party cookies are set by the website you’re visiting and no other website can read them. These cookies are used by that website to ensure it is optimised to function as intended and able to offer all the features requested by the users. Of course, cookies in this category can be classed as essential or optional and apply to one session only or until an expiry date is reached.
Third-party cookies are triggered by your visit to a website but are not set by the owner of that website. Instead, they are set by a service or platform that website is integrated with and can be accessed by other websites you visit. For example, Facebook or Google may set these cookies when you hit the like button or watch something. You may then move on to another website where you will see an advert related to the product you expressed an interest in on the site you visited previously. These cookies are mainly used for marketing purposes and help advertisers understand your interests allowing them to serve personalised adverts. If you reject these cookies, you will still keep seeing ads, they just won’t be tailored to your preferences.
We do understand, however, that some of you may be concerned about the unethical practices some of these websites employ in order to beat their competitors. It’s true, there’s a lot of websites that put themselves before their customers. Rest assured, that’s not us!
Which cookies are currently in use on vogta.com?
The table below shows the cookies we currently use. Please note that the cookies we set may change without notice and, as such, you should re-visit this page every now and then if you’d like to be kept in the loop.
Also, the fact that we outlined the different types of cookies above doesn’t mean we’re currently using all of them. The table below lists all the cookies we have currently in place.
|Cookie 1||Type 1||Duration 1||Purpose 1|
|Cookie 2||Type 2||Duration 2||Purpose 2|
|Cookie 3||Type 3||Duration 3||Purpose 3|
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions or comments about the cookies we use.
How to clear cookies and browsing data?
Clearing the cookies from your browser is quick and easy, though the steps are slightly different depending on the browser you’re using and may vary slightly from one device to another.
The most common way is to click on the three dots (Chrome/Edge) or the burger icon (Firefox) located in the top-right corner of your browser window to see a list of options. Then, you can do one of the following:
- Open Settings, find Privacy and Security section and click on Clear Browsing Data.
- Open Browsing History and click on Clear Browsing Data button.
- Click on More/More Tools and Clear Browsing Data directly from there.
You will then be asked what browsing data you wish to clear (e.g. cache/cookies) and how far back you want to go with the clean-up.
If for some reason you can’t find the menu in the top-right corner of your browser (Safari), go into Settings or Browsing History directly from the main menu located at the top of the screen.
How to prevent browsers from storing cookies?
When it comes to preventing cookies from being stored on your device, you have two options.
You can go into incognito mode (Chrome/Edge) or open a new Private Window (Firefox/Safari) to prevent your browser from storing site data, cookies and/or browsing history. Switching back to normal browsing mode will restore your browser’s default behaviour.
You can also opt for a permanent solution by going into your browser’s settings and adjusting the cookie preferences. You can automatically reject third-party cookies or all cookies. Note that the latter will have an adverse effect on your browsing experience.