We want your experience of using our website to be easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
First party cookies
We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.
Cookies set by AKG website
|PHPSESSID||Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session.||Unique random string allocated to user's time on site.||Expires on exit|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|Indefinitely or when user manually clears them|
Third party cookies
We may use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ behalf. The AKG does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.