What are Cookies & How are they used?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are widely used to make websites work or improve website efficiency, as well as to provide helpful information to the owners of the site about user navigation and behaviour.
Our site makes use of essential & non-essential cookies.
Essential cookies are those which must be served in order for the website to function. As an example, secure cookies would be where user login is required to access restricted areas of the site.
Non-essential cookies are used to collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website and blog, where they have come from and which pages they have visited. We use the anonymous analytics data to help us improve website content and performance.
We comply with e-Privacy regulations and best practice by having non-essential cookies turned off by default. We do however ask you to enable them so that we can analyse our website performance and optimise navigation and content to delivery maximum benefit to our visitors.
We use the Google Analytics cookies:
_ga: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the site. The expiry time of this cookie is set to 2 years.
_gid: This Google Analytics cookie is used to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability. The expiry time of this cookie is set to 24 hours.
_gat: This google analytics cookie us used to throttle request rate. The expiry time of this cookie is set to 1 minute.
Please visit Google’s privacy safeguarding page for more information.
In addition to the analytics cookies we use WedToffee GDPR consent manager to give users the ability to opt in to or out of the use of non-essential cookies.