- the types of cookies we use,
- for how long they work and for what purposes they are used,
- how to change your cookie settings and opt-out, and
- Who are we and how can you contact us.
Our website is www.polbridge.org.uk, incl. our sub-domains, covid19.polbridge.org.uk and other sites we own and operate.
When we refer to “you” we mean you as a user or visitor of our website.
What do I need to know about cookies?
There are different types of cookies and they are used for different purposes.
Below you can read about what a cookie is, the difference between first and third party cookies and session cookies vs. persistent cookies and what types of cookies we use on our website and why.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit it. A cookie typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Session cookies vs. persistent cookies
Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means that they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. They are therefore also sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their basket when they are browsing a website.
Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie. You can see the specific duration of each persistent cookie below.
What’s the difference between first and third party cookies?
First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website that you are visiting and it’s only this website that can access and read these cookies.
Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
We use first and third party cookies. Below you can see what cookies on our website are first party cookies and third party cookies.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of our website to work. We use necessary cookies to make it possible for you to only have to enter your username and password once during a visit to our website.
It’s not possible to reject or accept the necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of our website.
Analytical cookies gather statistics. We use this information to make our website even better. The information collected via the analytical cookies track how you use our website during your visit. It helps us understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the website experience.
We will only set analytical cookies on your device if you give us your consent.
Here are the analytical cookies we use,what we use them for, the specific cookie providers and each cookie’s duration:
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services.
We don’t use functionality cookies on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns, and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
We do not use this type of cookie on our site.
Third-party cookies on our site
We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites, e.g. analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. As a main rule, we prefer only to use first party cookies.
How you can change your cookie settings, incl. opting out
As part of our cookie solution, we always provide you with the option to say no to cookie.
We also give you the option to change your mind. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our website, you can always change your mind. Click here for more information about how to remove cookies from your browser.
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.
Who are we and how can you contact us?
Here is our company information:
Polbridge Occupational Health, 104 Frank Lester Way, Luton, LU29NQ.
You can always write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +44 1582 395511
or +44 7956 505365.
This policy is effective from June 15th, 2020.