Cookie Policy

If you visit our website, we may collect information about your visit, namely IP address, traffic data, location data and the resources that you access.

We use cookies in order to ensure the website functions properly and to improve your user experience. Cookies are usually a string of numbers and/or letters that a website transfers to your hard drive. The cookies enable the website to “remember” you, either for the duration of your visit (session cookies) or for repeat visits (persistent cookies).

Cookies used on the website are a mixture of first and third party cookies:


Cookie name: _ga
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Default expiration time: 2 years

Cookie name: _gid
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
Default expiration time: 1 day

Cookie name: _gat_gtag_UA_124839813_1
This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
Default expiration time: Same day

How to manage cookies

Please note, the above cookies on the Westek website DO NOT store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or email address). However, if you still wish to restrict, block or delete cookies from the Westek website – or any other website – you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you

Further information about cookies

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.