Cookie Policy

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Cookie Policy 2018-05-16T18:11:21+00:00

List of Cookies Used

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, North & West Coast Links Golf Limited, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our websites, wwww.northandwestcoastlinks.com ,(our website).
This Cookies Policy is effective from 10/05/2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies. For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.



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About cookies

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies are cookies that are either

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network, or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

  • Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

  • First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

List of Cookies Used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of Cookie Essential or Non-essential? Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry time Purpose
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Non-essential Functional Third Party Persistent 179 days Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
_gat Non-essential Functional First Party Session End of browser session Used by Google to throttle the request rate.
_ga Non-essential Analytical First Party Persistent 2 years To distinguish website visitors
_gid Non-essential Analytical First Party Session End of browser session Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website
PREF Non-essential Analytical Third Party Persistent 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
YSC Non-essential Analytical Third Party Session End of browser session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
NID Non-essential Advertising Third Party Persistent 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Non-essential Cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • a first party session cookie used to help Google Analytics manage the number of users on our website. This Cookie is called _gat
  • a third party persistent cookie to improve the loading time and functionality of videos on our website. This cookie is: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. This cookie expires after 179 days.

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

We process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

Improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website: We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gat and _gid. These cookies are session and persistent cookies. These cookies expire after 24 hours in the case of _gid and 2 years in the case of _ga. _gat is a session cookie.

  • Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga which is a persistent cookie and expires after 2 years, and _gid which is a session cookie. We also use the Google Analytics cookie _gat, which is explained in more detail in the ‘functional cookies’ section above.
  • YouTube cookies to track when you watch YouTube videos on websites across the internet. These generate statistics on the videos you watch such as how many videos you watch and for how long. These cookies are: PREF and YSC. YSC is a session cookie and PREF is a persistent cookie expiring after 8 months.

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
For YouTube’s (Google’s) privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en


See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here

Legal basis for processing:We process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests:Analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:

  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google’s AdSense network which registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device which is used to target advertisements to the user. This cookie is called NID and expires after 6 months.

For further information on Google’s advertising cookies, please see their cookies policy here

 

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Legal basis for processing:We process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Consent:consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using advertising cookies by accepting the use of such cookies via our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of advertising cookies, including profiling and automated decision-making please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies.

Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here here and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: here

 

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved.

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