WHAT ARE COOKIES?
– help us to distinguish visitors and identify whether you have used the website previously, so that we can understand your browsing habits and make the experience as meaningful to you personally as is possible and to improve the Website (analytics and performance)
– deal with the administration of the Website, to analyse and compile statistics about its’ use (e.g. how many users/visitors and what they viewed) and to improve it. They are not used to read data from any hard drive and cannot retrieve information from any other cookies created by other Websites.
DO COOKIES IDENTIFY YOU?
Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally but merely recognise your browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself, for example by registering with us, then you remain anonymous to us. Cookies come in two types: session-based and persistent:
- Session cookies exist during an internet session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer
- Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a unique identifier for your browser.
We use persistent cookies that only we can read and use, to identify the fact that you are a website user or prior website user (as the case may be) and to track your use. We take care with security and confidentiality of information stored in persistent cookies. These cookies generally expire after 6 months.
HOW CAN I MANAGE COOKIES?
(1) Some cookies are essential for parts of the website to operate and have already been set. Some may be essential (such as in the shopping cart or to prevent fraud), whilst others relate to functionality. You may be able to delete and block cookies from the website but that means that some parts of the website will not work. For information on blocking cookies refer to the instructions on your browser which is often located under the “Tools” section. Help is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org
(2) You can delete any cookies on your computer by referring to the instructions for your file management software and/or settings to locate the file or directory that stores cookies and delete it. Help is also available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
(1) Cookies are also used as part of advertising to deliver to you relevant and tailored content (including advertising content) and then to analyse how effective that content is.
(3) You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for to provide measurement services and target advertising. Help for you to exercise your choices is available at www.aboutads.info/
(1) If you have any queries about this Policy please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) We aim to respond to any queries within 7 working days.
COOKIES WE USE ON THE WEBSITE
You can find information about most of the cookies we use from time to time in this section. Whilst we try to provide you with up-to-date information this is a non-exhaustive list. Particularly, the third parties we work with may set cookies and whilst we have tried to identify these, so you can opt out please email us if you have any queries.
We use various types of cookies including:
- Necessary cookies – help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Marketing cookies – used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for individual users.
|Cookie Name||Type of Cookie||What the Cookie does|
|PHPSESSID||Session||Preserves user session state across page requests|
|Session||Allows our e-commerce solution to function|
|__utm.gif||Session||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer|
|__utma||2 years||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.|
|__utmb||Session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytic s to calculate the duration of a website visit.|
|__utmc||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.|
|__utmt||Session||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.|
|__utmv||Session||Saves user-defined tracking parameters for use in Google Analytics.|
|__utmz||6 months||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics and Google Adwords (Tags and Adverts).|
|fr||6 months||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers|
|dc||Session||Conversational marketing platform tracking|
|All are Persistent
|Conversational marketing platform event tracker to target specific actions a user takes within that platform.