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Cookies now used in the Northamptonshire Business Directory

Directory Cookies Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our website to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how our cookie policy works.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit.

We use the term โ€œcookieโ€ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions cookies serve.

For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you. Every website must publish a cookie policy document.

Certain cookies contain personal information โ€“ for example, if you click to โ€œremember meโ€ when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies wonโ€™t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our website or a userโ€™s general location.

What sort of cookies does the Northamptonshire Business Directory use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookie

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription-only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable a cookie, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

2. Analytical and/or Performance Cookie

Some cookies analyse how our visitors use our websites and monitor website performance. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.

This can help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. For example, we might use a performance cookie to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

We might also use a cookie to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences for your return visits to our website. For example, cookies can save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site.

Also enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

The Northamptonshire Business Directory uses cookies to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.

The Directory will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose anonymously, only with your consent.

The Directory does not tell third parties who you are. Because the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” is required. Data is collected and used for the functioning of this website.

You may request at any time, a copy of the data which we hold. A free listing is public information Please be aware that it can be viewed by any visitor to the website. The terms of the UK Data Protection Act 2018 also apply to this website.

Does anyone else use cookies on the Northamptonshire Business Directory website?

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use a cookie, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies. Advertisers for example sometimes use their own cookies to provide targeted advertising.

If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, visit If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, visit

Google Cookies

The Northamptonshire Business Directory uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.

The information generated by our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

The Northamptonshire Business Directory may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.

You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: You can opt out of the Adsense partner network cookie at:

To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:

Can a website user block cookies?

As weโ€™ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. Please remember that if you do choose to disable any cookie, you may find that certain sections of the website do not work properly. Please see the help section in your preferred browser. It is also a legal requirement that a website has a cookie policy document.

We are here to help.

When you contact us, you provide an email address and other information. We only use this to contact in reply, you may also request we delete this information after contacting you.

Additional Information

Additional information can be seen in our Privacy document

If you use the Firefox Browser there is an extension called ” CookieAutodelete” that removes all cookies not required when the browser is closed.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

AnalyticsThird party24 monthsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
AnalyticsThird party24 hoursThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
NecessarysessionThe cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
Necessarythird party12 monthsSet GDPR cookie consent. Cookies are used to store the user consent for the cookies
NecessaryThird party12 monthsSet GDPR cookie consent. Cookies are used to store the user non-consent for cookies
Non-NecessaryThird party30 daysDoes not store any personally identifiable information.
PerformanceThird partyThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.