accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.
- General infomation about cookies
3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent
by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back
to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web
browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie,
on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that is stored about the user may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
3.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
- About our cookies
4.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
4.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.
(a) We use the following Google Analytics cookies:
- _ga is used to distinguish users by a random string generated the first time a user visits a website. It expires after two years of inactivity.
- _gali provides information about which links are being clicked on a page. It expires after 30 seconds.
- _gat is used to limit the requests being sent from a user’s browser to Google DoubleClick. This is necessary on high traffic sites that have Google Analytics advertising functions enabled. Our website does not have any of these advertising functions enabled. The cookie expires after ten minutes.
- _gid is used to provide information about a user’s journey from page to page on a website. It expires after 24 hours.
(c) We use session cookies to improve the website’s usability. These are deleted each time the user’s browser is closed.
- Analytics cookies
5.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
5.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. Google Analytics does not allow any personally identifiable information in its cookies.
5.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gali, _gat, _gid.
5.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. This helps us tailor the information on the website to better meet the needs of our users.
- Third party cookies
6.1 Our website does not use third party cookies.
- Blocking cookies
7.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 61), you can block all cookies by accessing “Settings”, “Advanced” and “Privacy and Security”, “Content Settings”, “Cookies” and then turning off “Allow sites to save and read cookie data”.
7.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
7.3 If you block cookies, it may affect the functioning of this website.
- Deleting cookies
8.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 61), you can delete all cookies by clearing the browsing data in the History tab, or through “More Tools”, “Clear Browsing Data”.
8.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
- Our details
9.1 This website is owned and operated by Karen J Williams.
9.2 Our principal place of business is at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge,
2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE.
9.3 You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.
Last updated: 21st October 2017