This site, like many others, uses small files called “cookies” to help customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them. This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by SICO, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further information.
What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Your devices are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only SICO servers can access the cookies. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore, when you visit SICO, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.
A visit to a page on SICO may generate the following types of cookie:
- anonymous analytics cookies,
- registration cookies,
- cookies to help with generating an application recommendation
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most visited at any one time.
When you register with the SICO, we generate cookies that signal whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. While you are signed in, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the website as a user.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of SICO will stop working or work less well if you do this. (For example, we cannot provide you with an application recommendation, so you would not be able to see what products would be suitable for use on your vehicle.) All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details. Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Chrome Cookie settings in Safari We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting SICO, as this will prevent you from obtaining an application recommendation or, if you are a registered user, being able to log into your account. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online choices.