What are Cookies?
Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third party partners.
Consent to use our Cookies
By using the Website you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other device. Essential cookies are cookies which are essential for the operation of our Website.
Further, where you give permission, we may also store and access certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other device. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies and we will not place such cookies until you have given your consent.
If you wish to block or delete cookies, or you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.
What do we do with Cookies?
We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular. We use this information to improve the Website. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.
These cookies allow the provision of enhanced functionality and personalisation, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.
What Cookies do we use on our website?
The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:
|Domain||Cookie Name||Party||Type / Purpose||Expiry||More Information|
|haysmacintyre.com||_gat||1st Party cookie||Analytics cookie||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate|
|_ga||1st Party cookie||Analytics cookie||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||1st Party cookie||Analytics cookie||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|analytics||1st Party cookie||Essential cookie||3 months||Tracks if consent has been given to use analytics cookies|
|laravel_session||1st Party Ccookie||Essential cookie||Session|
|google.com||NID||3rd Party cookie||Functional cookie||6 months||This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear|
|CONSENT||3rd Party cookie||Functional cookie||20 years||Google Search results|
|.google.com||NID||3rd Party cookie||Functional cookie||6 months|
|vuid||3rd Party cookie||Functional / Analytics cookie||2 years||Vimeo Analytics unique id|
|.vimeo.com||player||3rd Party cookie||Functional cookie||1 year|
The domain is where the cookie is set e.g. haysmacintyre.com.
The cookie name is an identifier. Several cookies can have the same name but serve different domains or functions.
1st party cookies are set by our Website.
3rd party cookies are set by other services and are outside our control.
Describes the type or purpose of the cookie in order to help classify them.
This is when the cookie expires and is deleted from your computer. If it is a session cookie then it will end when you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent and may last years.
What happens when you refuse, block or delete cookies?
Can you block cookies?