Cookie Usage

In May 2012, the UK Government passed new legislation with regards to the use of cookies. The following section explains what cookies are, which ones are collected by us and how they are used on our website.

What is a cookie?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

What cookies we use

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Necessary for website function

We collect the following cookies which are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features.

Provider Cookie name Purpose
Gildredge House ASPSESSIONID Many of our website’s functions rely on a scripting language called ASP. This cookie is required for correct operation of the website.

Minimally intrusive

We collect the following anonymous cookies for analytics purposes..

Provider Cookie name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz Cookies for Google Analytics collect information about how visitors use our website to help us improve our services and user experience at our website. Information collected by these cookies is anonymous.

Please visit the Google Analytics website for more information on Google cookie policies and how you can opt-out.

Moderately intrusive

If you choose to share our content using such social networks such as Facebook or Twitter you may have cookies stored on your computer from these third party websites. Cookies are collected from third party sites so that you can be logged in to your account on their site and share our content simply and easily.

Provider Cookie name Purpose
AddThis _atuvc
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AddThis cookies enable visitors to share information easily using a variety of social networking web sites and other services.

Please visit the AddThis website for more information on AddThis cookie policies and how you can opt-out.

How can I block cookies?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of our website. If you are not sure how please use your browser's 'help' function to find out. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which explains how you can delete and control all cookies set by your browser.

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