Cookies Policy

Carrington Parish Council puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Carrington Parish Council Website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit

  • how long you spend on each page

  • how you got to the sites

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the sites

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

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Name

Purpose

Expires

__ga

This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before

2 years

__gid

This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before

24 hours

__gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

10 minutes

Google Analytics

Name

Purpose

Expires

__utma

Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to quals-direct.co.uk (including sub domains) and quals.direct or to a certain page

2 years

__utmb

This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on quals-direct.co.uk (including sub domains) and quals.direct

30 minutes

__utmc

This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser

When you close your browser

__utmz

This tells us how you reached the website (for example from another website or a search engine)

6 months


Version 1.0 – December 2019