Cookies are used to:
- Measure how you use the website, so it can be updated and improved based on user needs
- Remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Controlling cookies on your machine
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of cookies explained
Session cookies – these are files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. They are not stored long-term and are considered ‘less privacy intrusive’ than persistent cookies
Persistent cookies – these remain on the user’s device between sessions and allows the company to remember details about the site visitor.
First and Third-party cookies – a cookie is deemed ‘first-party’ if it is set by the site being visited. It might be used to study how people navigate a site. It is deemed ‘third-party’ if it is issued by a separate server to that of the domain being visited.
As mentioned above we may set a range of cookies on your device as part of your navigating our site. The information we obtain will not usually contain your personal data although we may obtain information about your device such as IP address, device/OS type, browser and how you use our site. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you – BUT ONLY where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing a contact form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.
Description of cookies on westwayclinic.co.uk (not an exhaustive list):
|Name of Cookie||Owner||Via||Purpose of Cookie||Expiration||Type|
|_ga||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to distinguish users||2 years||First-party|
|_gid||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to distinguish users||24 hours||First-party|
|_gat||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to throttle request rate||1 minute||First-party|
|_gali||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to differentiate between links on the same URL||30 seconds||First-party|
|_gac||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used when you’ve clicked on Adwords link to get to our site||90 days||First-party|
|_utma||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to distinguish users||2 years||First-party|
|_utmt||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes||First-party|
|_utmb||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to determine new visits from repeat visits||30 minutes||First-party|
|_utmc||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Used to determine new visits from repeat visits||End of browser session||First-party|
|_utmz||westwayclinic.co.uk||Google analytics||Stores traffic source – how user reached our site||6 months||First-party|
|_wpfuuid||westwayclinic.co.uk||WordPress||Used for tracking submissions in online forms on the website||End of browser session||First-party|
If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings but please note, if you do this you may lose some of the functionality of this website. See your browser’s ‘Help’ section or visit the Information Commissioner’s website for further information https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ or contact us with your query.