Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to personalise content and to provide you with an improved user experience. By using this website, you consent to the deployment of cookies.

Our cookie policy explains the different types of cookies used on mallontechnology.com, what they are used for and how long they are stored for. We have also provided information on how you can manage and control cookies using your browser.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. Every time a user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and send this file to the website's server.

Cookies are designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information or to record a user's browsing activity. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their website more efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing and enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from accessing certain websites.

More information on cookies can be found by visiting All About Cookies.org.

How are cookies used on this site?

Mallon Technology uses cookies only for the function that is strictly necessary for services that are explicitly requested by the user for their session as per Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

This website uses two types of cookies, which can be classified as either "first" or "third" party. First party cookies are set by Mallon Technology, third party cookies are set by a domain other than the one being visited. The uses of cookies on the Mallon Technology website are detailed below.

Session Cookies

Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies are temporary and are generally erased when you close your browser. We use the following session cookies:

Service: Webserver
Name: PHPSESSID
Purpose: Used for managing user sessions on the website by generating a random user ID that tracks the pages you access. The cookie generates statistical data that is used to help us improve the website
Type: First Party

Service: Google Analytics
Name: _gat
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates
Type: First Party

Service: Google Analytics
Name: _gid
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Type: First Party

Service: typekit.net
Name: p.gif
Purpose: Used to track the use of specialist fonts on our website
Type: Third Party

Service: Google Ads
Name: ads/ga-audience
Purpose: Used by Google Ads to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites
Type: Third Party

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions and allow the preferences or action of the user across a site to be remembered. We use the following persistent cookies:

Service: CloudFlare
Name: _cfduid
Purpose: Used by the content network, CloudFlare, to identify trusted web traffic
Type: Third Party
Duration: 1 year

Service: Google Analytics
Name: _ga
Purpose: Used to determine unique visitors to mallontechnology.com and is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure
Type: First Party
Duration: 2 years

Service: sharethis.com
Name: _ab12#
Purpose: Pending
Type: First Party
Duration: 2 years

Managing Cookies

Cookies can be controlled and managed through most browsers, which allow you to view, manage, delete and block their use for a website. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (third party cookies), or those from specific websites. Please note: removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and as a result, some functionality may no longer be available to you.

As different browsers provide their users with different controls, we have included guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers in the links below:

Further Information

For further information on cookies, their uses and how to control them, please visit

allaboutcookies.org

Additionally, for guidance on the rules and uses of cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website

ico.org.uk