Self Storage Solutions in Stroud

01453 757599

Cookie Policy

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About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Sterling Storage Solutions’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

Sterling Storage Solutions uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Analytic cookies

We make use of analytical cookies through Google Analytics. These cookies are used to compile anonymous statistics that allow us to understand how visitors are using our web site, which pages are being visited and help us improve the site and its content. These cookies do not identify visitors personally:

Name: __utma
Purpose: This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. It is used to determine unique visitors to our site and is updated with each page view.
Typical content: Randomly generated number.
Expires: 2 years after it is set.

Purpose: This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When viewing a page, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.
Typical content: Randomly generated number.
Expires: 2 years.

Purpose: This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.
Typical content: Randomly generated number.
Expires: When the user closes their browser (end of session).

Purpose: This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation and is updated with each page view.
Typical content: Randomly generated string.
Expires: 6 months.

This page from Google provides further information about the Google Analytic cookies

You can opt out of Google Analytics here

Functionality and Customisation

We use cookies to provide additional functionality that improves the user’s experience of the web site:

Name: tabs-homepage
Purpose: Records which tab was last selected on the homepage so this tab can be presented on the next visit.
Typical content: A number
Expires: 24 hours after set

Name: tabs-pbs
Purpose: Records which tab was last selected on the Portable Buildings homepage so this tab can be presented on the next visit.
Typical content: A number.
Expires: 24 hours after set.

Session cookies

Name: SN4f4b99b2c444a
Purpose: Temporary session cookie. Can be used to carry information across pages of our web site e.g. to prevent data from needing to be re-entered into forms.
Typical content: Randomly generated string.
Expires: When the user closes their browser (end of session).

Other Third Party cookies

Our websites also carry embedded ‘social media’ buttons to enable users to easily share pages with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These buttons also use cookies, which we do not control:

Name: __stid
Purpose: Is used to associated users with topics of interest, based upon the content they consume and share
Typical content: Randomly generated string.
Expires: 24 hours.

Name: __uset
Purpose: Set to “true” to indicate when a user has been “cookied” so the task is not repeated in the next 8 hours
Typical content: Yes (True).
Expires: 8 hours.

Name: __unam
Purpose: Counts the number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share.
Typical content: Randomly generated string.
Expires: 9 hours.

This information was taken from the ShareThis web site

The ShareThis privacy policy can be viewed on their web site Users can also opt out of the ShareThis servicesfrom this page.


Google cookies

Sterling Storage Solutions uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:]

Sterling Storage Solutions publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at:  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at:  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:]

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

If you do not wish us to store cookies on your device, then please visit this link:, which will give you detailed instructions on how to disable and delete cookies in your browser settings.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.