Our Cookie Policy

Overview

 

Like most websites, westwayclinic.co.uk puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer.  These are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about how you use our site. When you first visit our site you will have a banner display a warning that we use cookies and by continuing on the site you agree to their use according to this policy.

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

The Westway Clinic Ltd only uses cookies when they are needed to technically deliver the service, and to gain usage statistics.  We do not use cookies to collect any personal information from users and do not use third-party cookies.

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.

Our Cookies

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.

In most cases we will need your consent to use cookies on this website.  First time visitors to our site will be shown a consent banner which can be accepted or used to navigate to this policy.  If you use our website after this notification has been displayed on your device, then we will assume you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this cookie policy and website privacy policy (where applicable).

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

 

Lastly

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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you click on a link to an external website, that website owner will have their own Privacy and Cookie policy.  The Westway Clinic Ltd does not have control over external websites or how they may use your data, so we advise you check that website’s own practices which should be available on their site or by contacting them direct.