Cookie Policy

GRIFFIN HOUSE CONSULTANCY LTD - 10th September 2019 v.1.2

As with many websites we use cookies to help us manage and improve our site.

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers stored on your browser or device that enable the cookie owner to recognize the device when it visits our website or uses online services.

When you visit our website we will set cookies directly, known as first-party cookies, or may trigger cookies set by other domain names, these are known as third-party cookies. While we may automatically use some cookies that are strictly necessary to provide our services to you and allow the website to operate, for all of our other cookie we need your consent. This is why when you first logged onto our website you were asked for your permission to append these non-essential cookies, such as Google Analytics.

Reasons for using cookies

Normal site operations

Cookies are the mechanism which allows us to manage and operate our website. Without them we would not know where you are on the site, you would not be able to easily navigate backwards and forwards, send messages, sign up for newsletter or complete a quiz. No consent is required for these necessary cookies.

Google Analytics – This allows us to look at really useful data about the visitors we have had to our website. We cannot identify individuals from these cookies, just access pure statistics regarding website usage.

YouTube/Vimeo – If our website contains videos then some cookies may be used for tracking views etc. These cookies are implemented if you press play though.

WordPress – Our website is managed through WordPress and certain essential cookies are used as outlined below. When internal users log in to the dashboard additional administration cookies may be downloaded.

Social Media – As with many websites we provide social media icons to allow you to view and share content. We are responsible for the processing of any information whilst you are on our website, and cookies will be utilised to allow the launch of these icons and your transfer to the social media platforms.

Email communications

Web Beacons (or tracking pixel)

When we send you an email it may contain a small snippet of code called a web beacon. A web beacon, sometimes called a tracking pixel as it can be as small as just one pixel in size, allows us to collect certain information about your interaction with the email.

Through this web beacon we may capture your IP address and the date/time that you opened or interacted with a html email and record any links you may click. We use the information we collect to understand what emails or services were of interest to you and amalgamate into wider statistics to understand if the campaigns are effective.

We also do this to better tailor our messages to you and optimise your html email experience.

Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Web Beacons

By setting your email client to display HTML emails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your email client for more information.

Managing Cookies
For information on how to manage your cookie settings, we recommend you use a search engine and enter something like “how to change cookie settings in [browser/device name here]”.

A full list of the cookies in use on this site are as follows:-

 

Cookie Type Originator Name Purpose / more info
First Party WordPress

 

wordpress_test_cookie Tests that the browser accepts cookies.
First party WordPress Various (admin) Various cookies are used when in admin mode to allow dashboard to function.
more info
First party WordPress (admin) wordpress_

 

store your authentication details
(hashed or encrypted)
First party WordPress (admin) wordpress_logged_in_

 

Cookie indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are (hashed or encrypted)
First party WordPress (admin) wp-settings-{time}-[UID] Cookie sets a date time and user ID
Third party Cloudflare _cfduid Cloudflare help detect malicious visitors to the site and this is necessary to keep visitors with malicious intentions away from the site to protect both GHC and users. more info
Third party Google analytics _ga – general analytics

_utma determines unique visitors

_utmb determines page views

_utmc determines session status

_utmz determines the referral used by the visitor to reach our site

Anonymous information is captured, although this will create a unique ID to allow Google, and us, understand how visitors are using the site, if they are frequent visitors, the pages visited, length of stay.

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Third party Recaptcha unknown Necessary to verify only real people can complete forms and sign up for newsletter
Third party AddToAny AddToAny Adds social media sharing buttons

 

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