Introduction
This Cookies Policy gives you information about how we process personal information we receive via this website.
If you would like more information with regards to the way your data is processed or if you would like to exercise your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, please get in contact via johnashton4pcc [AT] gmail.com.

We would also advise you to read the Privacy Policy, which explains more about the way your data is processed.

Changes to this Cookie Policy
From time to time we may amend this privacy policy to fall in line with changes to legislation, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation 2016. Please note that this Cookie Policy may also change in the event that more functionalities or features are added to this website.

Amendments to this policy will be shown on our website.

What is a “cookie”?
The primary use of cookies is to collect data, provide accurate content and provide statistics on the way this website is used. This helps us understand how users are navigating on the website, what pages are browsed and what areas are mostly clicked on. This data allows us to improve the website and provide the users with a better browsing experience. Users are advised that if they wish to prevent the use of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block cookies from this website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may reside longer. No personal information is stored, saved, collected or further processed.

What cookies are in use on this website?
Please note that third party cookies have their own privacy policy. Therefore, you should read those policies in addition to this one.

All of the following cookies are currently in use on the website:

_ga

This cookie is associated with Google Analytics and is usually set during the visitor’s first visit on the website. This cookie is associated with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measures.

Expires after 2 years

_gat

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

Expires at the end of the session

_gid

This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. Along with the “_ga” and “_gid” cookies, this cookie measures information with regards to the way the website is being used, including what pages are visited.

Expires after 24 hours

privacy_embeds

A cookie used by the website to manage and store user consent to load the different third party embeds and tracking scripts.

What information is gathered?
Most of the information that is gathered regards how the website is being used and browsed by its users. The data collected is analytical and does not allow the identification of an individual.

Please note that the information gathered via the use of cookie is shared with several third parties (as mentioned in our Privacy Policy)

Consent for cookies
Any cookies in use on this website which are critical to its operation will not give the ability to opt-out. If you wish to opt-out of any third party non critical cookies, please see below.

How to opt out?
To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit the following link. All the information required to opt out of Google Analytics are detailed http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

How to delete the cookies that are stored on your machine?
If you want to delete the cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can also access them through your internet browser. Please note that if you delete some cookies, you might not be able to have full access to certain features of this website.

Mobile devices users
The same cookie policy applies to users who are browsing the website using a mobile device, smartphone, tablets or any other portable electronic device that enables its users to browse the internet.

Additional information about cookies
Please refer to the ICO’s following page for more information about cookie policies: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/

Please refer to the following page for general information about cookies and guidance on how to delete cookies that are stored on your machine: https://www.aboutcookies.org/

Please refer to the following page for more information about Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics/