From the 26th May 2012, the EU Cookie Directive comes into force in the UK. In order to comply with this directive we have to inform you about the cookies we are setting and the reasons why we would like to set them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files set on your browser which records data to allow us to measure the performance of our website whilst also improvising your experience as you navigate through it. Ever got to a website and had to re-enter all your contact details into that long form? A cookie solves that problem by remembering the information you entered, thus allowing you to move through the site much more quickly.
What is the difference between 1st party cookies and 3rd party cookies?
First party cookies are cookies set by the site itself. For example, if a visitor visits www.pauleycreative.co.uk and this website sets a cookie, this cookie is called a first-party cookie. We use 1st party cookies mainly for Google Analytics usage and WordPress settings.
Third party cookies are set from a different domain than the site that the visitor is currently visiting. If a visitor visits www.cnplus.co.uk and that website contains an ad coming from another domain such as www.advertising.co.uk, and that domain sets a cookie, this cookie is called a third-party cookie. The share buttons we use on this website (Facebook Like, Twitter Share, LinkedIn Share etc) may also use third party cookies.
What type of cookies does the Pauley Creative website set?
Friendly cookies only!
Majority of the cookies our website sets are 1st party cookies. These cookies are set by application such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows us to view statistics on how our website is being used by people who visit it and which pages are not working so they can be improved. We cannot see or record any personal information through the use of Google Analytics. Our website is powered by CMS called WordPress which also sets 1st party cookies. These cookies purely remember things like your name, email address so that when you come back to our site, you don’t need to re-enter all your information again.
Here’s a simple table of each of the cookies our website sets and what it is used for:
1347 daysWordPress Subscribe Plugin – Some of our blog readers like to subscribe to comments on an individual blog post and then be alerted by email when a new person has td-left a comment. By ticking the box our website you have opt-in to receiving these notification type emails. We do not have access to any email addresses of those who decide to subscribe.
|Cookie name||1st Party?||Expires||Software||Information|
|__atuvc||1||730 days||Add This – This is the tool we use to allow you to share our content on social networking sites.|
|__utmb||1||Less than 1 day||Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics in order to assess the performance of our website in order to give you the best experience when browsing our website and reading our content.|
|__utmc||1||Date not set|
|websitez_mobile_detector||1||Less than 1 day||Mobile Website Detector – If you visit our website via a mobile device then we would like to present our website to you in a mobile friendly format. This cookie checks to see if you are visiting our website from a mobile device.|
|wp-settings||1||336 days||WordPress Setting Cookie – This is a cookie is to verify if you are logged into the website or not|
|comment_author_||1||347 days||WordPress Comment Cookie – When visitors comment on my site these cookies are purely for their a convenience so that they won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. These are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.|
|subscribe_checkbox_||1||347 days||WordPress Subscribe Plugin – Some of our blog readers like to subscribe to comments on an individual blog post and then be alerted by email when a new person has td-left a comment. By ticking the box our website you have opt-in to receiving these notification type emails. We do not have access to any email addresses of those who decide to subscribe.|
|_gads||1||540 days||Google adwords – This is the tool we use to make advertising more engaging to users by selecting what is relevant to them and avoid showing ads the user has already seen.|
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