Cookies and how they Benefit You
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites
Our cookies help us:
– Make our website work as you’d expect
– Remember your settings during and between visits
– Improve the speed/security of the site
– Allow you to share pages with social networks
– Continuously improve our website for you
– Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
– Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
– Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
– Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
– Pay sales commissions
– You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
Our own cookies
– Remembering your search settings
– Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than to not use our site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on social media platforms we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves, pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so-called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymized. You can opt-out of these cookies at any time as explained above.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Cookies used on our website
“afteroptin” – we use this cookie to detect if the visitor of the website already subscribed to our email list or not.
Cookies set by our partners and other third parties
“_ga” – Used to store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number. (2 years from set/update);
“_gat” – Used to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked. (10 minutes from set/update );
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. (2 years from set/update );
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. (30 mins from set/update );
“_utmc” – Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. (End of browser session);
“_utmv” – Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor
level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. (2 years from set/update);
“__utmt” – Used to throttle request rate. (10 minutes );
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Learning more about cookies
To learn more about cookies, and how you can manage the ones saved to your computer, visit All About Cookies.org