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cookies policy

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

The most common job cookies perform is to keep you logged into websites as you move from one page to another. If the website did not use cookies you would have to login on every page.

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.

We use cookies to do this by:

  • 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.


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.
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