Cookie Policy – Website & Training Services April 2019

Griffin Occupational Therapy (GriffinOT Ltd)

This site uses cookies – placing small text files on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

1. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies 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.

2. What cookies do we use and what for?

2.1 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 have been carefully chosen and we have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

2.2 All cookies that GriffinOT.com use are done so in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law and the GDPR.

2.3 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, you are enabling GriffinOT Ltd to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent, however certain features of GriffinOT.com may not function fully or as intended.

2.4 Certain features of GriffinOT.com depend on cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these cookies to be “strictly necessary”. We list these cookies below in section 1.6. We will not seek your consent to place these cookies. However, you may still block them by changing your internet browser’s settings, as detailed below in section 1.9. Please be aware though, 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.

2.5 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. These tools enable GriffinOT Ltd to better understand how people use GriffinOT.com. Consequently, this enables GriffinOT Ltd to improve GriffinOT.com and the products and services it offers. You do not have to allow GriffinOT Ltd to use these cookies, as detailed below.

Whilst GriffinOT Ltd’s use of cookies 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. In short, you allowing us to place cookies, means we can improve your experience of our site.

2.6 We may place the following first party cookies on your computer or device:

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2.7 The analytics service(s) used by GriffinOT.com use(s) cookies to gather the required information. We may place some of these cookies immediately when you first visit GriffinOT.com and it may not be possible for GriffinOT Ltd to obtain your prior consent.  A Cookie Consent confirmation alerts you to the presence of cookies on the site 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.

3. What can you do if you do not want to install the cookies we use?

3.1 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 you can change this. For further details, please consult the Help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

3.2 You can which cookies you accept by selecting the ‘change preferences’ option in the cookie consent bar.

3.3 You can choose to delete cookies at any time, consequently though, you may lose 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.

3.4 Finally, we recommend keeping your internet browser and operating system up-to-date. If you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings, we recommend consulting the help and guidance that the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device provide.

5 April 2019