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The majority of web browsers allow you to see what cookies you have, and give you the option to accept, delete or block them.
On this page we give you the basics of how to change your setting in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari and give you links to more detailed help.

Further down the page we provide details of the cookies we are using and what job they perform.

Cookie options in browsers.
changing cookiesMost browsers give you a range of options to help you manage your cookies. Each browser's settings are slightly different but typically you can.
. View your cookies
. Allow all cookies
. Delete all or individual cookies
. Block third party cookies
. Delete all cookies when you close your browser

If you decide to block third party cookies, while most will be the tracking cookies some might be adding useful functionality so it could impact on your browsing experience.
It is also important to know that if you set the option to delete all cookies when you close your browser any preferences, including any opt outs you have set will be deleted.

Instructions by browser
While there are differences across browser versions and operating systems such as Windows,Linux and Mac OS the instructions provide should help you find your cookie settings. For more in-depth advice we have provided links to more detailed instructions.

Google Chrome
1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
4. Select Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
5. Click the Cookies tab in the Content Settings dialog that appears
6. Choose your preferred settings.
7. Select the Close button when you've finished.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely. For more detailed help on changing settings see Manage Cookies in Chrome.

Firefox 3+ for Windows
1. From the Tools menu select Options or in Linux from the Edit menu select Preferences.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option 'Use custom settings for history' from Firefox: drop down.
4. Choose your preferred settings.

Firefox 3+ for Mac
1. Choose Preferences from the Firefox menu or the Edit menu depending on which version you have.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option 'Use custom settings for history' from Firefox: drop down.
4. Choose your preferred settings.

You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.For more detailed help on changing settings see Enabling and disabling cookies in Firefox.

Internet Explorer 7+
1. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Move the slider to choose your preferred setting between Block All Cookies and Accept All Cookies.
4. For more detailed cookie settings click on Advanced, check the 'Override cookie handling' checkbox and modify the settings to your preference.

For more detailed instructions see How to Set and Customize Cookies Settings in Internet Explorer.

Safari 4
1. From the Safari menu choose Preferences.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Choose your preferred settings.

For more detailed instructions see Managing cookies in Safari.

Mobile browsers
Below are links for instructions for setting your cookie preferences in the most popular mobile phone browsers.

Android - Changing Browser settings

Blackberry - Turn off cookies in the browser

Safari iOS - Safari web settings

Windows phone - Change privacy and other browser settings

Third-Party Cookies
Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as YouTube, you may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. Drivewrightsheffield.com does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Please also note that, if you use one of the 'sharing tools' on our website to share content using social networks such as Facebook, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.


Third-Party Cookies

Our website uses the following third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your computer or mobile phone as you browse our website. If you would like to know more about how these third-parties use cookies to collect and store your data, please use the links below:


Cookie Type Google Analytics Cookie Name _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz

The __utma Cookie

This cookie is what's called a "persistent" cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire in the year 2038 but for the sake of explanation, let's pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.

The __utmb and __utmc Cookies

The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn't, it expires.

The __utmz Cookie

__utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.

Last revision 16th August 2018



Why Choose Us

1. Pass rates

At Drive Wright Sheffield we pride ourself on having a higher than average pass rate. We do all we can to help our students pass first time.

2. Courses Available

We know that not everybody is a first time learner. Maybe you need some refresher courses or need more advanced Pass Plus or motorway skills. We can tailor a course to suit your needs.

3. Free Pick Ups

Unlike some driving schools we don't charge to pick you up or drop you off. We also don't pick up students before we have dropped off the previous pupil.

4. CD Roms

To help you learn to drive we have free use of CD roms that give you practical information of learning to drive. We also give students work sheets and plans to work to.