Cookies

We collect data using cookies. A cookie is a small text file containing a random and unique identifier. During the course of your visit to our website, these text files are sent to your browser from our web servers, and are then stored onto your computer's hard drive. The data that cookies collect is anonymous and does not relate to any other information we hold about site visitors. You can decide to accept all cookies, receive notification when a cookie is sent or decline all cookies – you can make changes in your web browser to control this. Please remember, any alterations to your browser settings may affect your enjoyment of our website.

Why does BID Services use cookies?

Cookies enable us to do useful things such as find out whether you have visited our website before by checking to see, and finding, the cookie we left there on your previous visit. Cookies can also help us to provide you with a better experience when you visit our website.

The BID Services website uses cookies to manage the site, and also to help us improve the site. Below is a list of the cookies that may be stored on your computer following a visit to the website:

  • Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. When browsing the site, cookies will be stored on your computer by Google.
  • Accessibility preferences – if you change your accessibility preferences, for example by changing the size of the text on the website, the website will leave a cookie on your computer to remember your preference for next time you visit. This will mean you don’t have to change the text size each time you visit.
  • PHP Session ID – A PHP session allows us to know who you are when you are working with an application. It allows us to store your information on the server for later use (ie name, address, etc.) and enables us to build more customised applications and to increase the appeal of our site. Session information is temporary and will be deleted after the user has left the website. The operation of the website relies on using PHP and is used for facilities such as logins to the content management system. 

How can I control the cookies on my computer?

You can set your browser to control the cookies that are accepted on your computer. Or you can delete all cookies from your computer after you have visited our website