Cookies are used in many websites for two reasons. Session cookes are only exist while you are visiting a website and are used to remember your userid and password, so you don't have to log in every time you change a page. Persistent Cookies are usually stored on your PC after you leave a website, and are typically used to hold your userid and password so you don't need to key them in next time you visit. Cookies can also be used for other purposes, such as analysing any data you key in or the city you are in, then presenting targeted adverts for products that might match your data.
If you log in, you will also get an option to save your login details for the next time you visit. This will create a permanent persistent cookie. If you do not want to save this cookie, just do not click the 'Remember me' box.
Lascon Storage uses the Sitemeter product to record visitors to the site. This product captures general information about your visit, for example, what type of operating system you are using, what type of browser, what you screen resolution is and if you have Java Script enabled. This allows us to build a picture of the equipment that people are using when they visit the Lascon Storage site, so we can ensure the site works and displays correctly with the most popular software releases at least.
For example, 34% of our visitors use Firefox, and 23% use IE-8. However the third most popular browser at 18% is now Safari 1.x, which is used by handheld devices, hence the drive to modernise the site.
Sitemeter also captures data like visit start and end time, pages visited and domain name.
What Sitemeter does not capture, and cannot capture, is your name, your email address, or any other personal details.