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Cookies and how Inspired Partnership and our group companies use them

Cookies are small amounts of data downloaded to and stored on your computer or browser device. Inspired Partnership Limited and our group companies use them to collect information about how visitors use and interact with our website.

Cookies often include a unique identifier that is stored on your device, however Inspired Partnership Limited and our group companies do not use cookies to collect information that could identify you or your personal identity.

Your internet browser allows you to control how cookies are managed on your device and whether or not they are stored. Your browser is the program you use to access the internet and view websites. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access cookies that it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by other websites. This protects your privacy across all of the websites you visit.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are used by many websites to perform a number of different functions when someone visits an organisations website. These can include remembering your personal preferences in relation to the site and its appearance, recording the items that you have put in your shopping basket, counting the number of people looking at a website or providing you with specific adverts based on previous searches and interests you have shown.

Cookies reside on your computer for varying amounts of time, some may be removed at the end of the session and some may remain for a number of months so your preferences are retained for longer.

For more information go to: http://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies

Services that need cookies to work

Without cookies some websites would not be able to function. For example an ecommerce site with a shopping basket would not be able to store a list of the items that you wanted to buy. Each time you navigated to another page your purchase selections would be lost.

Browser control of cookies and rejecting cookies

You can set your devices / browser to:

  • Accept all cookies
  • Tell you when a cookie is being received
  • Not receive any cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies sent by Inspired Partnership Ltd and our group companies, you can do this through your browser settings. Within these settings there will also be an option to delete pre-existing cookies from your computer.

People use numerous different browsers to access the internet and each is slightly different. To find out further information about how to control your browsers cookie settings a good place to start would be the help menu or button of your browser. Further information can also be obtained at http://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies or http://www.aboutcookies.org/

For information about rejecting or blocking cookies on your mobile phone or tablet device's browser, you should use your devices help index or refer to your handsets manual.

Google Analytics cookies

Inspired Partnership Ltd and our group companies use a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. called Google Analytics. This sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use our website. The information gathered from this cookie is stored on Google's server which are geographically housed around the world. By law Google may be required to transfer this information to 3rd parties around the world, or 3rd parties may be used to process this information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above and within Google's privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Cookies witnessed on http://www.inspired-partnership.com/

The following are names of cookies that are currently witnessed on the Inspired Partnership Limited website and the website of our group companies. Each cookie includes a short description of what the cookie does and what type of variant the cookie falls into.

Name of Cookie Cookie Variant Expiry Description
_utma Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 2 years This cookie (which is part of Google analytics) keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
_utmb Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 30 minutes of inactivity Used to create a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. This cookie is part of Google analytics in conjunction with the _utmc cookie.
_utmc Temporary cookie, Third party cookie When you close the browser Used to create a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. This cookie is part of Google analytics in conjunction with the _utmb cookie.
_utmz Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 6 months _utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine the visitor used, what link the visitor clicked on, what keyword the visitor used, and where they were in the world when the user accessed the website. This cookie is part of Google analytics.