Last update: Oct 2020
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data in the form of a text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device having visited a website. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. More detailed information on cookies can be found here and here
How Cookies are used on this website
There are two main categories of cookie…
- Session Cookies: are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.
- Persistent cookies: are cookies placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.
This website may use Google Analytics to assist with managing our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format and as a tool to give our members/visitors best service.
Below is a list of cookies that we currently use:
|APISID||2 yr||Google maps. Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps|
|CONSENT||1 yr||Google maps. Information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|HSID||2 yr||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps|
|SSID||Close of session||Google analytics. Security cookie to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.|
|_unam||9 months||Analytics. Monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web|
|_utma||12 months||Analytics. Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|_utmb||30 mins||Analytics. Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|_utmc||Close of session||Analytics. To determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|_utmt||10 mins||Analytics. Used to throttle request rate.|
|_utmv||6 months||Analytics. Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.|
|PHPSESSID||Close of session||Login functionality.|
|wfvt_(random number), wordfence_verifiedHuman||30 mins||WordPress Wordfence security plugin cookies to verify the user is a person and not a bot or security threat.|
|OGPC||1 MONTH||These cookies are used by Google to store preferences and user information each time they visit web pages containing geographical maps of Google Maps.|
|AID||1 week||AID are used by Google to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. “We do this to coordinate the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events. These cookies may be set on the domains google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com. If you don’t want the ads you see to be coordinated across your devices, you can opt out of Ads Personalization using Ads Settings”.|
|NID||6 months||Advertising cookie by Google.|
|aviaCookieConsent, aviaPrivacyRefuseCookiesHideBar, aviaPrivacyEssentialCookiesEnabled, aviaPrivacyGoogleTrackingDisabled, aviaPrivacyGoogleMapsDisabled, aviaPrivacyGoogleReCaptchaDisabled, aviaPrivacyGoogleWebfontsDisabled, aviaPrivacyVideoEmbedsDisabled, aviaPrivacyMustOptInSetting||1 month||Essential cookies set by the theme to save user cookie options.|
What Personal Data is collected by using this website?
This website will collect the IP address of visitors. While Strandhill Surgery cannot identify an individual by an IP address (an identifier number assigned to each computer and other device) that same information may be passed on to the competent Authority so they make take the necessary steps to obtain information from the relevant ISP to identify an individual if they consider initiating criminal prosecutions as a result of a cyber-attack against this site.
Managing/Removing Your Cookies
To control the cookies from/on your computer or mobile device, please see the attached links for the most common web browsers in use. Note: Third Party Cookies may be set when using hyperlinks to another website. Note: The links below take you to external websites.
To view Google analytics data privacy and security analytics information click HERE
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If you have any questions please contact Strandhill Surgery, Shore Road
Strandhill, County Sligo or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org