Cookie Policy

This website uses Cookies and by accessing the site you are giving consent for Cookies to be placed on your computer or device. This is standard practice for most websites in order to help provide users with a better browser experience.

If you do not consent to the Cookies used on this website, you must disable them or refrain from using this site.

Further information about Cookies, the ones used on security.method-it.co.uk and how to remove or disable them is detailed below.

What are Cookies?

A Cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device. Each Cookie is unique to your web browser and contains an anonymous identifier so that a website can recognise you when you return using the same browser.

Most websites use Cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling the site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘Session Cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘Persistent Cookie’

Cookies do a variety of different jobs, like storing your preferences, remembering you are logged in and generally improving your user experience. If a website does not use cookies, it will think you are a new user every time you visit.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘1st Party Cookies’) or they may be set by a 3rd party plugin / module or software used by the site you are viewing (‘3rd Party Cookies’).

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with our use of cookies. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete our cookies once you have visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookies Used by the Method IT Website

We use a combination of 1st Party and 3rd party Cookies on this website in order to monitor visitor usage levels, to help improve site performance and to enhance your user experience. This includes both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).

We work with carefully selected suppliers for any 3rd party Cookies used on this website. These enable certain features to improve your user experience such as our videos and content sharing through social networking sites.

We have tried to ensure that our customers have full visibility of all Cookies used on this site. In order to help you recognise which Cookies may be placed on your browser when you visit this site we have compiled a list below. This list outlines the details of each Cookie, their name, the provider, party / type and their specific purpose.

We have tried to include all Cookies that you may encounter when visiting this site. If you notice a discrepancy or think a Cookie is missing, then please let us know by email at enquiries@method-it.co.uk

Laravel Session

Cross site forgery Cookie

Laravel makes it easy to protect your application from cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. Cross-site request forgeries are a type of malicious exploit whereby unauthorized commands are performed on behalf of an authenticated user.

Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use and access this website. This information is used to compile reports to help us improve the site performance and your user experience.

Google Analytics uses 1st Party Cookies to report on visitor interactions. These Cookies collect anonymous information about visitors such as: number of visitors, new or returning visitors, referring sites and pages they have visited.

These Cookies are specific to the security.method-it.co.uk domain and cannot be accessed from any other domain. Information collected is only used by Method IT to monitor your activity on this website and is not shared with Google or any other 3rd party’s.

Google Analytics uses the Cookies detailed below:

For further information about Google Analytics cookies please click here

Other Third-Party Cookies

In addition to the above cookies, the following sites may set their own cookies whilst browsing our site.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google
  • Bing
  • Vimeo

These cookies will generally only be set if you are signed in to (or have been signed into) a matching account and are generally linked to the use of the Social Media ‘like’ buttons embedded on our site and many others throughout the web. The use of these cookies is likely to have been detailed in each of the platform’s Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policies.

For further information please see privacy policies below:

How to Control and Delete Cookies

Although Cookies are used on almost every website on the internet, some users do not like the idea of this information being stored on their computer or device.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

As a rule, Cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you wish to delete or block them from being used in the future, then you can do so via your internet browser settings. Each browser allows you to restrict or block Cookies in different ways, so we recommend that you visit your browsers Help section to learn how to set your preferences.

For further information about how to manage cookies on popular browsers see below:

For other browsers, please visit the developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We also recommend that you visit the independent website AboutCookies.org which explains your options for controlling and deleting Cookies and offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Please note – by preventing Cookies from being used on this website, you may experience reduced functionality.

Further Information About Cookies

To learn more about Cookies and how to manage them – please see the following websites: