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What are cookies?

Cookies contain small textual information that are placed on your computer or other device for a variety of purposes; these range from enabling users to access particular parts of a website and enhancing users’ experience to obtaining information on site usage by users. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

Consent

The law generally requires that we provide you with information on the cookies we use and obtain your consent to place those cookies on your device. By using this website, and having read this information page, you are giving us your consent to cookies being placed on your device. There are two types of cookies which are placed on your device when you first visit our site – the site operation cookie (which e.g. enables smooth use of our complaint and number checker service) and Google Analytics cookies. Other cookies may need to be placed on your device when you choose to use certain parts of our website, such as logging in to our registration database and connecting to social media via our website. Further details of cookies we use are provided below.

Should you wish to delete or control cookies, further information is provided below in the section on ‘How to control and delete cookies’. However, please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

The type, purpose and intrusiveness of cookies we use:

Phone-paid Services Authority website (www.psauthority.org.uk)

Cookie Name Purpose Intrusiveness More information

Site operation cookie

 

ASP.NET_SessionId 

 

This temporary session cookie is essential for the normal operation of the Phone-paid Services Authority website. 

 

Minimally intrusive

 

The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.

Details on Session IDs can be found on the Microsoft website

 

EU cookie consent message
EU
This persistent cookie is used by the cookie content message. Letting you know that cookies for other purposes are being stored in your browser.
Manually intrusive
When the cookie consent message is no longer being displayed, this cookie will be stored onto your browser.
User authentication cookie
.ASPXAUTH
This is a temporary session cookie. This cookie is used to determine if a user is authenticated. 
Minimally intrusive
The cookie us deleted once you close your browser.
Google Analytics
 
__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmz
 
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
 
Minimally intrusive
__utmc is a session cookie, deleted at the end of your session. All others are persistent cookies expiring 2 years, 30 minutes, 2 years and 6 months respectively.

More information can be found on the Google Analytics website.
 

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally-identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.