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COOKIE Policy

1. About cookies

1.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2. Cookies that we use

2.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website. Cookies used for this purpose are:
     - ‘PHPSESSID’
    Expiry: Session, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Preserves user session state across page requests.

  2. Social - we use cookies to store information about social sharing features. Cookies used for this purpose are:
    - _atuvc
    Expiry: 13 months, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Updated the counter of a website’s social sharing features.

    -
    _atuvs
    Expiry: Session, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service AddThis.

    -
    _at.cww
    Expiry: Persistent , Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

    -
    _at-lojson-cache-#
    Expiry: Persistent , Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

    - at-rand
    Expiry: Persistent , Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

  3. Analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. Cookies used for this purpose are:

    - _ga
    Expiry: 2 years, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

    - _gat
    Expiry: Session, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate.

    - _gid
    Expiry: Session, Provider: Staplefordpark.com
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

3.  Cookies used by our service providers

3.1      Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
3.2      We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:

  • - NID
    Expiry: 6 months, Provider: google.com
    Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning users device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

3.3 We use AddThis to include share buttons, targeting tools and content recommendations on our website. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. The relevant cookies are:

  • - bt2
    Expiry: 255 days, Provider: addthis.com
    Keeps a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site.

  • - di2
    Expiry: 1 year, Provider: addthis.com
    Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform

  • - Ioc
    Expiry: 13 months, Provider: addthis.com
    Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located.

  • - uid
    Expiry: 1 years, Provider: addthis.com
    Creates a unique, machine user-generate ID. This makes it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various users.

  • - uvc
    Expiry: 13 months, Provider: addthis.com
    Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

  • - vc
    Expiry: 1 years, Provider: addthis.com
    Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

  • - xtc
    Expiry: 13 months, Provider: addthis.com
    Registers the users sharing of consent via social media.

3.4 We use Facebook to provide Facebook Products such as ads,. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://en-gb.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy. The relevant cookies are:

  • - tr
    Expiry: Session, Provider: facebook.com
    Used by Facebook to match pixel events with Facebook users when the Facebook cookie is not present on the browser that fires the pixel.

  • - fr
    Expiry: 3 months, Provider: facebook.com
    Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3.5 We use Youtube embed videos from YouTube. YouTube's use of cookies is governed by Google's privacy policy. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:

  • - Pref
    Expiry: 8 months, Provider: youtube.com
    Registers a unique ID which is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses Youtube videos across different websites.

  • - VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    Expiry: 179 Days, Provider: youtube.com
    Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

  • - YSC
    Expiry: 179 Days, Provider: youtube.com
    Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

3.6 We use DoubleClick.net to provide Internet ad serving service. DoubleClick’s use of cookies is governed by Google's privacy policy. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:

  • - r/collect
    Expiry: session , Provider: doubleclick.net
    Collects data to measure efficiency of viewed or clicked ads and shows targeted ad.

  • - test_cookie
    Expiry: session , Provider: doubleclick.net
    Used to check if the browser supports cookies.

  • - IDE
    Expiry: session , Provider: doubleclick.net
    Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking  one of the advertisers’ ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.


17. Managing cookies
17.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  1. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
  2. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  3. http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
  4. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  5. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
  6. https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

17.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
17.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

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