WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.
Cookies are very useful for websites and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on our Site as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site, so that it keeps on meeting your needs.
They are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:
• Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
• Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
Certain features of our site depend upon cookies to function and are deemed, within the law, to be strictly necessary (essential cookies). You will not be asked for your consent to place these cookies, however you may disable the cookies via your browser settings.
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?:
In this section we would like to tell you what Cookie we use and why.
We use both Session Cookie and Persistent Cookies on this website.
Strictly necessary cookies; these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical / Performance cookies; They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how many visitors and to see how visitors move around our website, and when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The Cookies we use on our Site are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to keep the digital products and services, easy to use and up-to-date and we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them. For example, we can see which parts of our products and services are most popular, identify when errors occur, and test different versions of a page or feature to see which one works best. These web analytics services may be designed and operated by other companies on our behalf.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our Site before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our websites. It also helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:
|wordpress_test_cookie||used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies||End of browser session|
|wordpress_xxxxx||uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area||End of browser session|
|wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx||uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use||End of browser session|
|wp-settings-xxxxx, wp-settings-time-xxxxx||uses this cookie to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.||Under one year from the time they’re set|
- Distinguish unique users
- Throttle the request rate
Google Analytics uses the following cookies to measure user-interaction on our website:
|Google Analytics||_ga||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits thelibertychurchlondon.com, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to thelibertychurchlondon.com, and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and the accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||First Party Persistent||2 years from set/ update.|
|Google Analytics||__gid||Used to distinguish users.||Third party||24 hours|
|Google Analytics||__gat||Used to throttle request rate||Third party||1 min|
Other Third Party Cookies
Our Site also uses third-party cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of our site. On some pages of our websites you may notice that cookies have been set that are not related to us or our authorised service providers. These anonymous cookies may be set by that third party to track the success of their application or to customise their application to you. For example. Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on our site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent visiting pages.
We also use third party cookies to provide statistical analysis of site usage. We create reports that we use to tune the system and provide a better interface for the end user.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.
|__sharethis_cookie_test__||Used by the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.||Third party||60 days|
|_stid||See ShareThis cookie purpose above.||Third party||1 year|
|AKDC||Cookie for proper functioning of PayPal transaction||Third party||Session|
|akavpau_ppsd|| Cookie for proper functioning of
Our Own Cookies
We use some cookies to help in the general operation of our site. For example to help us to keep track as to whether you have accepted our Cookies policy:
|Accepted||Used to determine whether a user has accepted the cookies policy.||6 months from set/update|
HOW TO CONTROL YOUR COOKIES
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below.However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect Cookie used on this Site. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
Managing cookies in your browser
Most browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies (which also includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set). Also, if you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/(opens in a new window)