INTRODUCTION

This Cookie Policy gives you information about the cookies that are installed on this website. This policy is relevant to anyone browsing this website. We would recommend that you read this policy in full to understand what data is collected from you when you visit this website.

CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS POLICY

From time to time we may amend this cookie policy to fall in line with changes in legislation, including from not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018. We may also amend or modify this cookie policy when new functionalities or content are added to the website.

Any modification on this website will be displayed in this policy.
Last update: 20/07/2018

WHAT IS A “COOKIE”?

A cookie is a small file that is placed on a computer when a user visits a website for the first time. There are two types of cookies:

  • Persistent cookie (also known as stored cookie) are stored on a computer
  • Non-persistent cookie (also known as session cookie) are only in use for the duration of the internet session, they are not stored on a computer Cookies are classified as follows:
  • Cookies which are “strictly necessary” for functionality of the websites’ platforms. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the websites and use their features. Offer content and functionalities on the website and allow users to share some content on social media networks
  • “Performance” cookies which collect information about how users navigate the websites, for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our websites, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information. The data collected is statistical and we use it for analytical purposes and understand how this website is being used.
  • “Functionality” cookies which allow the websites to remember choices you make and your preferences as a logged in user (based on e.g. your user name).
  • “Targeting or advertising” cookies used to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. The above cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information from the users of the website. The data collected is purely technical and is used for analytical purposes. This data helps us

Understand how we can enhance the browsing experience by providing more suitable content to the users of the website.

This website uses a tracking tool that is provided by Google Analytics. We would highly recommend that you read Google’s privacy policy which is separate and different from our privacy policy.

Please refer to the following links for more information with regards to the way Google processes your data: https://policies.google.com/privacy

All of the following cookies are currently in use on the website:

Cookie NamePurposePersistent or Session
_gaPerformance cookie used for website analytics. This cookie is associated with Google Universal AnalyticsExpires after 2 years
_gatPerformance cookie used for website analytics. This cookie is associated with Google Universal AnalyticsExpires at the end of the session
_gidPerformance cookie used for website analytics. This cookie is associated with Google Universal AnalyticsExpires after 24 hours
_guidPerformance cookie used for website analytics. This cookie is associated with Google Universal AnalyticsExpires after 1 month
_liptThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and it is used to allow the functionality for sharing contentExpires after 1 month
bcookieThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and provides a Browser IDExpires after 2 years
langThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and it is used to allow the functionality for sharing contentExpires at the end of the session
li_oatmlThis cookie is used to activate retargeting ads. It is commonly used by well-known social media networks.Expires after 1 month
liapThis cookie is used to activate retargeting ads. It is commonly used by well-known social media networks.Expires after 3 months
lidcThis cookie is used to activate retargeting ads. It is commonly used by well-known social media networks.Expires at the end of the session
BizoIDThis cookie is related to LinkedIn ID analyticsExpires after 4 months
BizoUserMatchHis
tory
This cookie is related to LinkedIn ID analyticsExpires after 6 months
__cfduidThis cookie is related to Cloudflare (website cyber security solutions provider)Expires after 1 year
Visid_incap_48340
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This cookie is related to Incapsula (website cyber security solutions provider)Expires after 1 year
__gadsThis cookie is related to Google and it is used to measure the interactions with the ads on a domain to prevent the same ads from being shown to you too many times.Expires after 2 years
Permutive-idThis cookie is used to measure the effectiveness of adverts and to provide targeted advertising.Expires after 18 months
Permutive-sessionThis cookie is used to measure the effectiveness of adverts and to provide targeted advertising.Expires after 18 months
DatrThis cookie is related to Facebook, its purposes is to understand what web session accessed the social media networkExpires after 2 years
FrThis cookie is related to Facebook, its purposes is to allocate an encrypted browser ID and Facebook ID for advertisement purposesExpires after 3 months
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time_spent
This cookie records the time that is spent by a user on the websiteExpires at the end of the session
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trigger_session
This cookie records when a session is triggered by a user on the websiteExpires at the end of the session
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visitor_status
This cookie records the status of a visitor, for example if the visitor had previously visited the websiteExpires at the end of the session
1P_JARThis cookie is related to Google Analytics and it is used for analytics purposesExpires after 1 month
CONSENTThis cookie records user consent once the cookie policy has been acceptedExpires after 20 years
NIDThis cookie is used to remember user preferences in regards to the use of the website and. This cookie is associated with Google AnalyticsExpires after 6 months
OGPCThis cookie is set by Google if the Google+ social plugin is installed on the websiteExpires after 2 months
DVThis cookie is set by Google to personalise adds according to a website userExpires at the end of the session
_ofcap_DOC1This cookie is set by Outbrain (analytics tool) and it is used for frequency cappingExpires after 1 week
AdrlThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 4 months
ApnxsThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 4 months
CriteoThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 1 month
mdfrcThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 4 months
obuidThis cookie is set by Outbrain (analytics tool). It holds the anonymous user’s ID and it is used to understand what links and buttons are clicked on.Expires after 4 months
RcktflThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 4 months
ttdThis cookie is set by Outbrain and it is used to analyse technical data about the websiteExpires after 4 months

WHAT INFORMATION IS GATHERED?

The data gathered revolves around the way the website is being used, including but not limited to: what pages are visited, what links are clicked, what content is shared on social media and how users are browsing the website in general.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Please note that third party cookies have their own privacy policy and cookie policy. We would recommend that you read those policies to understand how the third parties listed above might collect and process your data.

CONSENT FOR COOKIES

Any cookies in use on this website which are critical to its operation will not give the ability to opt- out. If you wish to opt-out of any third party non critical cookies, please refer to the following section. A pop up banner will appear on your first visit of this website to inform you about cookies and prompt you whether or not you agree. If you do not agree with cookies, please refer to the following sections.

HOW TO OPT OUT?

To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit the following link. All the information required to opt out of Google Analytics are detailed:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

HOW TO DELETE THE COOKIES THAT ARE STORED ON YOUR MACHINE?

If you want to delete the cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can also access them through your internet browser.

MOBILE DEVICES USERS

The following cookie policy also applies to users who are browsing the website using a mobile device, smartphone, tablets or any other electronic device that provides internet access to this website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

Please refer to the ICO’s following page for more information about cookie policies:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/

Please refer to the following page for general information about cookies and guidance on how to delete cookies that are stored on your machine: https://www.aboutcookies.org/

Please refer to the following page for more information about Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COOKIE POLICY

If you have any further question or queries with regards to this cookie policy, please get in touch with the person responsible for data protection at: info@plumbers-4u.co.uk