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Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. There are also cookies to enable ease of sharing with social media.

Read more about the individual cookies on letstalkSkelmersdale.com below and how to recognise them.

STRICTLY NECESSARY

WORDPRESS TEST COOKIE

Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

Lifespan: Session

PHPSESSID

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Lifespan: Session

ADMINDYNSRV

This cookie is believed to be used for load balancing to manage server traffic demand.

Lifespan: Session

DYNSRV

This cookie is believed to be used for load balancing to manage server traffic demand.

Lifespan: Session

PERFORMANCE

_ga : google.com

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.

Lifespan: up to 2 years

_gid : google.com

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Lifespan: A day

_gat : google.com

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

Lifespan: Seconds

FUNCTIONALITY

__utma, __utmz, __utmb  : accounts.google.com

These cookies help us learn how popular our website is, how people are finding it and how they use it so we can make it easier to find and use. The cookies do not contain personal or confidential information, but does use your IP address to find out where in the world you are viewing the site from and to see which pages you visit on our site.

The __utmz cookie tells us where and why the you ended up on our site. It can be used to see which keywords were searched, referring websites, or from which advertising campaign.

Lifespan: up to 2 years

GAPS : accounts.google.com

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain

Lifespan: 2 years

LSID : accounts.google.com

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain

Lifespan: 2 years

TARGETING/ADVERTISING

wfvt_2529960903

This cookie is part of Let’s Talk Sklemersdale’s security through Wordfence to uniquely identify visitors shown and enable blocking of possible threats.

Lifespan: 30 minutes

Facebook

The following cookies are used by Facebook, which is the world’s largest social networking service. It mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites.

x-src : facebook.com

This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies.

Lifespan: 4 months

fr : facebook.com

This cookie is used by Facebook and contains browser and user unique ID combinations, used for targeted advertising.

Lifespan: 5 months

lu : facebook.com

This cookie is used by Facebook and is used to manage the login process, remembering users on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.

Lifespan: 2 years

datr : facebook.com

This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to the individual Facebook user.

Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.

Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days.

This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.

Lifespan: 2 years

locale : facebook.com

This cookie is used by Facebook. It remembers display locale when user logs out, for returning language and location preferences.

Lifespan: 4 months

Google

The following cookies are used by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services including advertising. Google tracks users through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world.

It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear.

You can opt out of Google Analytics for all websites.

NID : google.com

The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Lifespan: 10 months

SID, HSID : google.com

These cookies are used by Google in combination to verify Google user account and most recent login time
Lifespan: 2 years

APISID, SSID, SAPISID : google.com

Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps
Lifespan: 2 years

PREF : google.com

Part of Google safe browsing cookie collection. Stores your options on Google and Google Maps such as preferred zoom level.
Lifespan: 2 years

LinkedIn

The below cookies are used by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It is usually used for its content sharing buttons, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways.

Whilst these sharing buttons add functionality to the website they are on, LinkedIn set cookies whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or has agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting cookie.

__qca : linkedin.com

Contains an identifier number which is used to track a visitor over time. This shows multiple visits made by a visitor over time from the same browser.
Lifespan: 2 years

__lipt : linkedin.com

This is a cookie used by LinkedIn as part of the sharing functionality on some pages on this website.
Lifespan: 5 months

__utma, __utmz, __utmb, __utmv : linkedin.com

These cookies help us learn how popular our website is, how people are finding it and how they use it so we can make it easier to find and use. The cookies do not contain personal or confidential information, but does use your IP address to find out where in the world you are viewing the site from and to see which pages you visit on our site.
Lifespan: up to 2 years

bcookie : linkedin.com

A browser ID cookie used for share button and ad tags.
Lifespan: 1 year