(1) Cookies

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the 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.

(2) This cookies policy

This cookies policy (the “policy”) was made using a legal template.

(3) Cookies on this website

We will use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

(4) How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

4.1 to recognise your computer when you visit our website.

4.2 to track you as you navigate our website.

4.3 to track your purchases made through our website or any links to third parties including affiliates.

4.4 to improve the website’s usability.

4.5 to analyse the use of our website.

4.6 in the administration of this website.

4.7 to personalise our website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

(5) Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our advertisers/service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

5.1 to track your browser across multiple websites.

5.2 to build a profile of your web surfing.

5.3 to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

We may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

(6) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

6.1 in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

6.2 in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use some or all of this website.

(7) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

7.1 in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;

7.2 in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

(8) All about cookies

You can control the use of cookies on your computer/device by either enabling or disenabling them yourself. You can get more information about cookies at All About Cookies.

Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Cookies Used and Set On This Site

Cookies Set By Site Source Session or Not Description
_ga wpupdate.co.uk Used to distinguish users
APISID google.com Google Maps
CONSENT google.com Remembers that you have accepted our use of cookies
cookie_notice_accepted wpupdate.co.uk Remembers that you have accepted our use of cookies
fca_eoi_pagecount wpupdate.co.uk Session The cookie looks like a session cookie and correctly uses the Secure flag to prevent session identifier leaks through plaintext channels
HSID / NID google.com Google Maps
PHPSESSID wpupdate.co.uk Session On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie
SAPISID google.com Vimeo and Google Adsense alphanumeric authenticating tokens
SID / SSID google.com security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties
wfvt_ wpupdate.co.uk Security cookie
wordfence_verifiedHuman wpupdate.co.uk wordfence_verifiedHuman
wp-settings-3 wpupdate.co.uk They are used to enable our website to quickly react to users’ needs, e.g. to see whether you are a registered user and, if so, to enable you to log in to use certain services on our websites.
wp-settings-time-3 wpupdate.co.uk These cookies verify if you are logged in to the site or not, they provide a core piece of functionality for this website
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