Cookie Policy

What are they and how do we use them?

What are cookies?

Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device that allows websites to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your time on the website (‘session’ cookies) or for repeat visits (‘persistent’ cookies) – session cookies are only stored temporarily during a specific browsing session and deleted when the browser is closed, whereas persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period.

By their very nature, cookies can only be read by the website who sets the cookies. Each cookie is unique to your web browser, and will only ever contain anonymous information like your IP address, which is a non-personal numerical identifier as opposed to your name. Cookies will never save any personal information about you, such as your name or address.

What cookies do Ascot Services use?

The Ascot Services website uses:

  • _ga

    This is a Google Analytics cookie, which is designed to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly-generated number to operate as a client identifier.

  • _gat
    This is a Google Analytics cookie, which is used to throttle the request rate, which limits the collection of data on high-traffic sites.
  • _gid
    This Google Analytics cookie is designed to store and update your page usage, noting which website pages you visited.

What if I don’t want cookies set?
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device(s), you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.