What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text, given ID tags that are stored on your computer. They make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit. Some cookies are essential to the functionality of the website.

A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us, and they are not viruses, spyware or Trojans that can damage your computer.

How do we use cookies?

Like most websites, Askonas Holt uses cookies to collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of this data collection is to monitor and improve the usability of our website.

Cookie providers

Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

Universal Analytics (Google)
Used to collect information about how visitors use our website, to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s privacy policy here:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page:

PHP Cookie
Generated by applications based on the PHP language (a language used for building websites). This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.

Askonas Holt
Used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our website; where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie
We use to serve our online magazine and brochures. Issuu uses several cookies to track user behaviour on publications. Read their privacy notice here:

We also embed videos from several other providers, including Vimeo and the BBC. These providers may use cookies of their own, over which we have no control.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers by following the links below:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser’s website.

Changes to these terms

We regularly review and, where necessary, update our privacy information and terms and conditions. Such variations shall become effective immediately upon the posting on the website.