1.     About cookies

1.1   A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.2   Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.3   Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2.     Our cookies

2.1   We use cookies on our site to recognise a computer when a user visits the website; track users as they navigate the website, enable the use of the online cart on the website, improve the website’s overall usability, analyse the use of the website, prevent fraud and improve the security of the website , personalise the website for each user or target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users.


3.     Analytics cookies

3.1   We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:

Distinguishes users and sessions.

Determines new sessions/visits.

Determines if the user was in a new session/visit.

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.


4.     Website specific cookies

4.1   The list of cookies that we use specifically on the USB2U website can be found here. 

5.     Managing cookies

5.1   Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome)

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox)

(c )http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera)

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer)

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari)

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

5.2   Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.