Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy 2018-05-16T21:47:25+00:00

Cookie Policy – Website & Training Services May 2018

Griffin Occupational Therapy (GriffinOT Ltd)

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

1. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
1.1 GriffinOT.com may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by GriffinOT Ltd and are used only by GriffinOT Ltd. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of GriffinOT.com and to provide and improve GriffinOT Ltd ‘s products and services. . We only use cookies that are have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

1.2 All Cookies used by and on GriffinOT.com are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law and the GDPR.

1.3 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling GriffinOT Ltd to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of GriffinOT.com may not function fully or as intended.

1.4 Certain features of GriffinOT.com depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 1.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 1.9, but please be aware that GriffinOT.com may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

1.5 GriffinOT.com uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics, Google Console, WordPress.org and Bing. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling GriffinOT Ltd to better understand how people use GriffinOT.com. This, in turn, enables GriffinOT Ltd to improve GriffinOT.com and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow GriffinOT Ltd to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst GriffinOT Ltd’s use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of GriffinOT.com, it does enable GriffinOT Ltd to continually improve GriffinOT.com, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

1.6 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Cookie Prefix, Description & Expiry
_ga
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website – 2 years – Session
_gat
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate – Session
_gid
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website – Session
Collect
Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.  Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels – Session
GPS
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location (YouTube.com) – Session
PREF
Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how a visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites – 8 months
r/collect
Linked to Google Analytics – Session
Visitor_info1_live
Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos – 179 days
YSC
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
1.7 The analytics service(s) used by GriffinOT.com use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit GriffinOT.com and it may not be possible for GriffinOT Ltd to obtain your prior consent. There is a Cookie Consent confirmation to alert you to the presence of cookies on the site, this will appear on your first visit. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the relevant steps required for your internet browser.

1.8 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

1.9 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access GriffinOT.com more quickly and efficiently.  . We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for deleting cookies in all modern browsers.

1.10 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

16 May 2018