1. Home > 
  2. Cookie policy

Cookie policy

About cookies

Cookies are small packets of information stored by a web browser on your computer.

There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies

Session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser and are mainly used, for example, to store information about the items in your shopping basket.

Conversely, persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or when they reach their expiry date. This type of cookie is often used to anonymously track your activity on a website so the website owner can analyse the data to see if there are ways they can improve their website.

There are many reasons why a website may use cookies, however, the important thing to know about them is they are harmless.

Cookies used by Taylor Associates

Like every other website on the Internet, we also use cookies. We mainly use them to help us understand how our website is performing.

As there are only a few cookies used on this website, we have listed them all here.


Taylor Associates uses a Content Management System called ExpressionEngine, which installs a number of cookies to track a user's session, when they last visited or did something on the site.  


  • Duration: End of session.
  • Description: Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used to return your to a page after receiving an error message.


  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Description:  Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.


  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Description: Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.

Other cookies


  • Duration: End of session.
  • Description: Records the size of your browser window to determine if you are using a mobile device. If you are then this website will deliver content, like images, optimised for mobile devices to provide a better user experience.

Third-party cookies

Google Analytics

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Taylor Associates use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address (anonymously) on its servers in the United States, and neither Taylor Associates or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

A mixture of both persistent and session cookies are used to enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to this site and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

More information about Google’s cookie policy can be read at www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however, blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Managing cookies for each browser differs, so we have provided links to more detailed information for some the more popular browsers: