Cookies

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Cookie Policy

 

What's a cookie?

 

•A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

 

•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your operating system.

 

We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

 

•We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

 

•Cookies are either:

 

- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

 

- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

 

•Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

 

- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service or logging in to a membership area of the site. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

 

- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

 

- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

 

- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

- First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook, or Google Analytics so that we can analyse how our site is being used and make improvements to enhance user experience.

The first party cookies (set by WIX.com) on this website are set out in the table below:

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The cookies on this website fall into various categories. You can choose to disable any, or any combination of these categories using the cookie acceptance banner that appears when you first visit the site and then selecting the categories that you wish to disable. After your first visit, the cookie banner will not appear again unless we have made changes to the cookie used, or have  altered our Cookie Policy. However, you can change your cookie settings at anytime using the cookie settings widget, which you can find at the bottom left of your screen. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect. Please note that disabling some functional cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of this website.

We also use cookies for Google Analytics

We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website and your user experience. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. We do not use (and do not allow third parties to use) the analysis tool of Google to track or collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or link an IP address with the identity of a user.

Google analytics Cookies are listed in the table below:

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For more information, visit: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics opt out.

 

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by going to the cookie settings widget (bottom left of your screen) and turning on or off cookies bracketed by their functionality. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect.

You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser and you may find these links useful to access cookie settings in your browser:

• Cookie Settings in Firefox

• Cookie Settings in Internet Explorer

• Cookie Settings in Google chrome 

• Cookie Settings in Safari on Mac 

• Cookie Settings in Safari on ios

• Cookie Settings in Android 

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

 

If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, please feel free to email us at ruth@ruthbuchanan.co.uk.