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Website cookie policy

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer directory or device when you browse a website. They are designed to carry information related to user journeys on a specific website. 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. We use analytical/performance cookies to recognise and count the number of website visitors accessing biwater.com and understand how users navigate from page-to-page. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use for the purposes of monitoring and analytics in the table below:

By accepting our automatic cookie pop-up notification and continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies outlined above.

Cookies used on this website:

Type Name Description Default expiration time
Google Analytics cookies        _utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
_utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
_utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
_utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
Custom cookies Cookie-policy Used on every page that is protected with cookie policy 1 year

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies as standard. However, you can modify your browser settings to decline them if you wish. The following links provide information on the deactivation of cookies for popular browsers: