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Cookies on i-rent.net

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by i-rent.net, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically disable third party advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.

What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How does i-rent.net use cookies?

A visit to a page on i-rent.net may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Anonymous analytics cookies
  • Geotargetting cookies

Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on i-rent.net, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

  • Last search parameters used
  • Selected currency

Anonymous analytics cookies:

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Geotargetting cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content and advertising.

Other third party cookies

On some pages of i-rent.net, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, i-rent.net cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by i-rent.net.

For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on i-rent.net, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. For example, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web  and iOS.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide 
All About Cookies