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Cookies on andrewswaterheaters.co.uk

Below is a list of the different cookies we use on our website. These cookies are either set by ourselves (Andrews Water Heaters), or from other websites such as Google. Cookies that are set by Andrews Water Heaters are known as first-party cookies, whereas cookies set from other websites are known as third-party cookies. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the listing of every cookie set from a third party website, as they can change at any time.

 

Cookie Name Purpose
Azure Instance Affinity ARRAffinity As this website is hosted with Microsoft Azure, this cookie is used to ensure website traffic is balanced between servers. It ensures that visitors' sessions remain on the same server instance during that session for consistency. These cookies expire when the session expires.
Facebook fr The Facebook cookie is used to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting on the social network. This cookie may also be used for advertising purposes.
Google Analytics _ga, _gat, _gid, IDE, SID, 1P_JAR, APISID, SAPISID, CONSENT, NID, HSID, SSID, SIDCC, NID, SSID, 1P_JAR, CONSENT, HSID, SID, APISID, SAPISID, DV We use Google Analytics to better understand how many people visit our site, what pages they look at and how long they stay on each page. This information helps us identify ways we can improve your experience of our website.
Sitecore Personalisation SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie is part of the Sitecore Content Management System and is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users. This allows us to show you content that is most relevant to you.
Sitecore Session information ASP.NET_SessionId This is a session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. It is used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
Twitter twid, _ga, dnt, guest_id, _gid, remember_checked_on, eu_cn, personalization_id, auth_token, ads_prefs, external_referer, csrf_same_site_set, tfw_exp, ct0, kdt, _twitter_sess, csrf_same_site The Twitter cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting on the social network. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

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By agreeing to receive email marketing communications from Andrews Water Heaters, you are consenting to the use of cookies. Cookies are used to track the opening of emails and help us to correctly target campaigns.

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