Seethelight's ("STL", "we", or "our") website ( (the/our "Website") uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) groups them into three overlapping groups which are described below.

1 Session Cookies

Files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. These might be used by an internet bank or webmail service. They are not stored long term and are considered 'less privacy intrusive' than persistent cookies.

2 Persistent Cookies

These remain on the user's device between sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about the visitor. They may be used by marketers to target advertising or to avoid the user having to provide a password each visit.

3 First and Third Party Cookies

A cookie is classed as being first-party if it is set by the site being visited. It might be used to study how people navigate a site.

It is classed as third-party if it is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor's viewing habits.

Seethelight uses first-party cookies with Google Analytics, a Google service that we use to monitor hit counts and other non-intrusive information about how our website is used by our visitors. See the Google Analytics website for more details about their services.

Please note that third party providers (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies to assess the ways in which you make use of various sites. seethelight has no control over these. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Our Cookies

The following is a detailed description of the cookies used on our Website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Purpose More Information
PHPSESSID This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. It expires at the end of browser session. Non-applicable
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish users and expires 2 years from its set-up date. Click here
_gat This cookie is used to measure the "throttle request rate" of the Website and expires 10 minutes from its set-up date. Click here
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish users and expires 24 hours from its set-up date. Click here
cookieConsentDismissed This cookie is used to distinguish whether the cookie usage warning has been dismissed. It expires at the end of browser session. Non-applicable
cookieConsentShown This cookie is used to distinguish whether the cookie has been shown. It expires at the end of browser session. Non-applicable

Changes to this Policy

We may change our cookie policy from time to time without notice. Any changes to the policy will be published on our Website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to the updated cookie policy. If you do not agree to any changes that we make, you should not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Website and/or our services.

More questions?

If this page does not answer your questions about the use of cookies on the Website, please contact our Customer Services team with your questions.