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Cookie policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Unique Venues of London Limited, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://www.uniquevenuesoflondon.co.uk/ (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 30th April 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.

Contents

  • About cookies
  • List of cookies used
  • Essential cookies
  • Non-essential cookies
  • How to accept or reject cookies
  • Copyright

About cookies

What are 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.

Essential and non-essential cookies

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

Essential cookies: these 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: these 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).

Session and persistent 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.

First and third party cookies

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

has_js

Non-essential

Functional

First party

Session

End of browser session

Registers whether the user has activated JavaScript in the browser.

lang

Non-essential

Functional

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website

_ga

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Persistent

2 years

Google Analytics cookie used to generate statistical information on the use of a website through distinguishing its users

_gat

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate received by users

_gid

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Google Analytics cookie which registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_hjIncludedInSample

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder for generating statistics on the user’s use of the website.

Personalization_id

Non-essential

Performance

Third party

Persistent

2 years

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

SESS_ID

Non-essential

Functional

First party

Persistent

23 days

This helps our Drupal CMS store a user's session data including their login

Non-essential cookies

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

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

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 first party session cookie which registers whether the user has activated JavaScript in the browser, allowing the browser to function correctly. This cookie is has_js
  • a first party session cookie which remembers the users selected language version of the website. This cookie is lang.

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: 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.

Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and ensuring our website analytics work correctly and as efficiently as possible.

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, 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.

We also use a cookie called _hjincludedInSample which is used to determine whether a user’s activity should be included in a statistical report of how users have visited our website (for us to analyse), called a ‘funnel’. Hotjar analyses your behaviour on our website using a tracking code and allows us to generate ‘heatmaps’ (visual representations of user mouse behaviour) which help us analyse visitor behaviour on our site.

More information

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: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You can find our more about Hotjar funnels here: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011656407-How-do-Hotjar-Funnels-Work-. For more information on how Hotjar handles information collected by cookies and what information they collect, please see their privacy policy here: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

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: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical 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).

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.

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

Browser settings

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 machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies 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.

Existing 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.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Copyright

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.