What is a cookie
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device.
Cookies make it easy for websites to collect precise user-specific information about visitors. This generally makes it simpler for you to navigate our website and enjoy a personalised experience.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be either temporary (session cookie) or permanent (persistent cookie).
Session cookies are stored in your device’s temporary memory – not on your hard drive – while you’re browsing a website. Usually these cookies are deleted when you close the browser. If you were to reopen the browser and revisit the website, the site would not ‘remember’ that you had visited previously. Session cookies only remain active until you leave a site.
Persistent cookies remain stored on your hard drive, persisting from session to session until you delete them or they reach a set expiration date. Persistent cookies can store information such as log-in details, bookmarks, credit card details and preferred settings and themes – resulting in a faster and smoother web journey.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
The cookies we use on our website can be grouped into four different categories.
Essential cookies enable you to navigate around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, we would be unable to provide you with the services you have asked for.
Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and help to provide an enhanced, more personal experience on our website.
Performance cookies help us improve our website and our online services. These cookies gather information about how our site is used, including which pages are most often visited, helping to provide a better user experience. These cookies don’t collect user information.
Targeting & Advertising cookies are used to help us better understand our advertising campaigns and how we can make these more relevant. These cookies also don’t collect user information.
Our website can send cookies to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. SolarShare’s website requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you may not be able to avail of some of our online services. If you use the website without changing your settings, we assume that you consent to receiving all cookies on the SolarShare website.
Updated: January 2020