Most websites use ‘session cookies’ (known simply as cookies) in order give visitors the best possible experience. They are unique to the web browser you use to access the internet.
The cookie files will contain some anonymous information, such as:
- a unique identifier
- the name of the website
- digits and numbers
Cookies allow websites to remember things and improve how they work.
What cookies do
Cookies are simple text files which are stored on your computer or mobile device to help you use a website smoothly. They do a lot of different jobs, such as:
- letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- storing your preferences
- exchanging data between your device and the website quickly
Cookies on Open Water
We want to make finding out about the business retail water market easy, useful and reliable. We also want to make using the Open Water website as quick and straight-forward as it can be.
- measuring how many people are using the site, so it can be made easier to use and make sure there’s enough capacity to ensure it works as it should
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the site so we can develop better content
What cookies do not do
Cookies do not collect personal information. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
However, if you do not want to receive cookies from the Open Water website you can modify your browser settings. The Help function in your browser should tell you how to do this.