Cookie Policy

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

Please read this cookie policy (Cookie Policy) to help you understand how our group of companies (The Liberty, we, us and our) use cookies. This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Website Privacy Notice.

When you visit www.theliberty.co.uk (our Website), we may store some information commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your device (e.g. your computer, mobile phone, tablet etc.) in order to facilitate your browsing.

  1. 2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to those operating the site.

Cookies are useful to us because they allow our Website to recognise a user’s device.  Cookies also allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve your experience of using the Website.

We make use of:

(a) necessary cookies on our Website to remember the language or the cookies preferences you have chosen for the next time that you visit our Website; and

(b) analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use the Website and to monitor the performance of the Website. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.

You can find more information about cookies at allaboutcookies.org.

  1. 3. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

The table below explains the cookies we use when you visit our Website and why.

Cookie Name Provider Expiry Purpose
Analytics Cookies
_ _ utmt

 

Universal Analytics (Google) 10 minutes The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

 

_ _ utmz

 

Universal Analytics (Google)

 

6 months The cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached your site.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

_ _ utmb

 

30 minutes The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new session/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing__ utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

_ _ utmc Deleted when the user closes the session The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __ utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

_ _ utma 2 years The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no exisiting __ utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Necessary Cookies
lang Twitter Deleted when the user closes the session This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time the user visits our Website.
Metrics_token Twitter 40 days This cookie is set by Twitter and is used to enable Twitter to delivered embedded tweets to the website. Read Twitter’s Privacy Policy.
CookieControl Civic 1 month This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our Website. Where users have previously indicated a preference to “accept cookies”, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
PHPSESSID N/A Deleted when the user closes the session This cookie is native to PHP applications  the cookies is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the Website.  This cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.

 

The data collected through Cookies placed on your device will not be kept longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes mentioned above. The Cookies that we place automatically on your device will automatically expire in accordance with the timeframes described above.

  1. 4. HOW DO I CHANGE MY COOKIE SETTINGS?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on ‘Settings’ in the pop-up banner. You can then adjust the slider for Analytic Cookies to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, before clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Please check your internet browser software or with your software supplier if you wish to block cookies. Please note that disabling cookies may result in certain features of the Website not working. For optimal use of the website we recommend that you do not disable cookies on your device.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

  1. 5. CHANGES TO THE COOKIE POLICY

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Where we make any material changes, we will inform you of these.

 

This Cookie Policy was last updated in [*] March 2020.