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There are two main types of cookies - session cookies and persistent cookies.
- Session cookies only last during a single visit. When a user closes their web browser the session cookie information is automatically removed from their computer.
- Persistent cookies are stored by the user's web browser even after the web browser has been closed. The next time a user goes back to the originating website the server can read back information from the cookie. Persistent cookies have an expiry date which controls when they are automatically deleted. This can be anything from a few minutes to several years.
How are Cookies used on this site? M-Tech Printers do not directly use any cookies on this website. We do however, like many other websites, use Google Analytics a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").
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