Cookies Policy

My website uses cookies. This page explains what cookies are, how my website uses cookies, how third-parties I may partner with may use cookies on my website, your choices regarding cookies, and further information about cookies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information generated by any website that you may visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party tool on a website to function as designed, and to recognise you, make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.

Session cookies are stored in memory and are never written to disk, i.e., saved to your device (phone, tablet or computer). When the browser closes, the cookie is permanently lost from this point on.

If the cookie contains an expiration date, it is considered a persistent cookie. On the date specified in the expiration, the cookie will be removed from your device or computer.

The information I collect about you (on my website)

When you visit my website, I collect two types of information about you.

“Non Personal Information” is information that doesn’t identify you personally. I automatically collect this sort of information when you access my website with a web browser via cookies and may include the country that you’re in when you access the website, time of access and so on.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that identifies you personally, for example, your name, email address, IP address, and similar details that you may provide to me, or that I obtain from you. On my website, I collect Personally Identifiable Information when you contact me via my contact form.

If you choose to get in touch with me via my contact form, no cookies are stored, and your information is not stored on my website. Your enquiry goes through to me via email, and whilst I store this information so that I’m able to respond to your query and get in touch, I do not sell or share your data. In fact, you have my word that I will never share your information to any third party for marketing purposes.

 

How CBT Canary Wharf uses Cookies

I use cookies for the following purposes:

  • to enable my website to function
  • to provide analytics information
  • to allow third party tools on my website to function

The cookies in use on my website are described in the table below.

WordPress:

CookieDescriptionDuration
wordpress_
wordpress_logged_in_
wordpress_test_
wordpress_test_cookie
wp-settings-
wp-settings-time-
PHPSESSID
SESS
__qca
Note: the majority of WordPress cookies only apply to users logging into the website or making comments on the site.

We use WordPress for our website and WordPress sets cookies for logged in users, who are either working on the backend of the site or who are leaving comments.
WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. These cookies only apply to logged in users.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface, to identify your unique session on the website, to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. These cookies only apply to logged in users.

The _qca cookie may use your “computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics” in order to “analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non-Personally Identifiable Information to produce the reports that are made available on the Quantcast.com site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services.”
Most cookies are session cookies, but wp-settings cookies can last for up to a year and __qca for up to 5 years.
3rd Party: Twitter:

CookieDescriptionDuration
_twitter_sess
ads_prefs
auth_token
co
dnt
eu_cn
guest_id
kdt
lang
personalization_id
remember_checked_on
tfw_exp
twid
We incorporate a Twitter feed and sharing options into our website.

Twitter stores cookies in order to ensure that the feed functions correctly, and in order to optimise measure and track the behaviour of a user.
30 seconds to 2 years
3rd Party: Facebook

CookieDescriptionDuration
_act
_c_user
_datr
_fr
_pl
_presence
_sb
_wd
_xs
We incorporate a Facebook feed and sharing options into our website.

Facebook stores cookies in order to ensure that the feed functions correctly, and in order to optimise, measure and track the behaviour of a user.
30 seconds to 2 years
3rd Party: NHS Choices

CookieDescriptionDuration
ACOOKIEWe incorporate a quiz from the NHS on our CBT for Depression page. This stores a persistent cookie to ensure that the tool can function, which lasts for 2 years.2 years
3rd Party: Cloudflare

CookieDescriptionDuration
__cfduidWe use Cloudflare to ensure that our website is encrypted and safe, using HTTPS. The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where infected machines are using the same network, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.

For more information, click here.
2 years
3rd Party: Google Analytics

CookieDescriptionDuration
_ga
_gid
_gat
AMP_TOKEN
_gac_
These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page.

These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see here.
30 seconds to 2 years depending on the cookie.

Your Choices Regarding Cookies

You can choose to delete cookies or set up your web browser to refuse cookies. To do this, you need to visit the help pages of your browser listed below. Please be aware that if you refuse to accept cookies, some of the features on my website may be inactive and some of my pages might not display correctly.

How to Disable Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies, you can do this through your browser settings. Please click on the relevant link below to find out how to do this for the browser that you are using.

Internet Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Mozilla Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Apple Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467

Google Analytics Opt-Out

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Where can you find more information about Cookies?

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

AllAboutCookies:
http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Network Advertising Initiative:
http://www.networkadvertising.org/

How to contact me

Please use my contact form or email to contact me if you need further information about my Cookies policy.