We use cookies and tags on our website, which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience of our website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. Cookies and tags are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

Websites must get consent to send cookies and tags to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies or tags are strictly necessary to provide services to you. You can set your cookie and tag preferences when you arrive at our website. Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. The table below explains what cookies and tags we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie/tag e.g. "functionality" or "performance" cookies/tags. We also state in the table whether a cookie/tag is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. The difference is that:

  • Persistent cookies/tags remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie/tag. For example, where a "persistent cookie/tag" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies/tags allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies/tags are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies/tags are deleted.

Some of the cookies/tags listed below are those set by our own website when you visit – www.pcapredict.com (or common variants such as pcapredict.co.uk, postcodeanywhere.co.uk, postcodeanywhere.com). However, we also have cookies/tags which we place on websites which are not PCA's websites, here we place third party cookies/tags.

Strictly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies/tags are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies/tags to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies/tags listed below.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/Session More information
Microsoft ASP Session Management ASP.NET_SessionId Used by the webserver to maintain state between page impressions in a given session Session https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/899918
Session settings PostcodeAnywhere.SessionCookie Contains settings used in this session including your authentication status, session source (e.g. a search engine) Session
PCA permanent settings PostcodeAnywhere.PermanentCookie pcapredictRegion cookienotification Contains settings used between sessions including auto-login data, preferred region and whether cookie notifications have been made. Persistent

Performance

Performance cookies/tags collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies/tags do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies/tags is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/Session More information
Google analytics __utmx __utmxx _ga _gat Used by Google Analytics Controlled by vendor https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Hotjar analytics _hjIncludedInSample _hjUserId Used by hotjar analytics Controlled by vendor https://www.hotjar.com/cookies
Pardot visitor_idXXXXX Used to track email opens and click throughs Controlled by vendor http://help.pardot.com/customer/portal/articles/2125923-how-does-pardot-track-activities-

Functionality

Functionality cookies/tags allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). They also enable enhanced, more personal features, e.g. a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by using a cookie to remember which region you are in. These cookies/tags are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by "functionality" cookies/tags may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The "functionality" cookies/tags on our website only collect anonymous information.

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent/Session More information
Wistia video settings __distillery Used by the video player to remember you position in a video Controlled by vendor

Targeting

No cookies are set to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Third party and advertising cookies

Our website does not display third party advertising. Cookies set are mostly only accessible by our website and don't contain personal information to be passed to other websites. However, social media "like" buttons may be used on the site and, if clicked to share information by social media, may set cookies on your machine relative to the content shared and your account information for the medium used. These cookies are not controlled by us and we accept no responsibility for the information contained within them.

Disabling cookies

If you choose to, you can disable cookies via your browser settings. See the help function of your particular browser for instructions on how to achieve this. Alternatively, most browsers now support plug-ins which can perform "do not track" functionality and these can be used to easily block or accept cookies.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding our use of cookies you may contact us here.