Cookies Policy

  1. Introduction

This policy explains how The College of Podiatry (Company Number 00400709) with registered office address at Quartz House, 207 Providence Square, Mill Street, London SE1 2EW (“we”, “us”) use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.

We use cookies to help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and to allow us to improve our site.

The College of Podiatry Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing this policy. You should contact on 020 7234 8620 or via contact@cop.org.uk if you have any questions about this policy.

  1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies – cookies required for the operation of our website (for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, or make a donation)
  • analytical or performance cookies – to allow us recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors use the site. These cookies help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily
  • functionality cookies – to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)
  • targeting cookies – to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. You can find more details in sections 3 and 4 below.
  1. Cookies we use

 Cookie name

 Purpose

 Additional information

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

laravel_session

CMS session cookie - This cookie handles authentication and data retention while navigating the website.

Browser lifetime (expires when Browser is shut)

XSRF-TOKEN

This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

2 hours

__stripe_sid

Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.

1 minute

__stripe_mid

Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.

366 days

 

Analytical & Performance Cookies

_ga

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.

730 days

_dc_gtm_UA-XXXX

Google Tag Manager for triggering events to be registered in Google Analytics or other 3rd party tools.

1 minute

 

Targeting Cookies

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

1 day

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers and collect analytical data.

91 days

 

  1. Third parties

The third parties named in the table above may also use cookies over which we have no control.

  1. Setting your cookie preferences

 

For further information about how to stop cookies being installed on your browser, please see: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

 

 

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