Cookie Policy

Goulston & Storrs Cookie Policy

Our Privacy Notice explains our principles relating to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains how and why we use cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as web beacons and pixels, (collectively “Cookies”) when you use or visit our digital resources, such as any of our websites or apps, or when you open any of our HTML marketing emails (we refer to our websites, apps, and HTML emails collectively as “the Sites”). This Policy should be read together with our Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

By continuing to use our Sites, you acknowledge that you have seen our notification requesting your consent to use Cookies as set forth in this Policy and that you have indicated your Cookie preferences through our notification tool or by contacting us at [email protected].  If you have not seen our notification or desire to revise your preferences, please contact us at [email protected].

Please read this Policy carefully for more details about how we use Cookies on our Sites.

For further information about this Policy, please contact [email protected]storrs.com.

  1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our Sites and enables us to collect information about how you use our Sites. In addition, our websites, apps, and HTML marketing emails may contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics for similar purposes. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

You can find more information about cookies here:

www.allaboutcookies.org

www.youronlinechoices.eu

www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

  1. Types of Cookies

First-party cookies: First-party Cookies are set by the Site you are visiting at the time (for instance, cookies placed by www.goustonstorrs.com).

Third-party cookies: Third-party Cookies are set by third parties other than Goulston & Storrs, such as third parties who provide us with analytics services or content (for instance, Google Analytics).

Session cookies: These Cookies are temporary and allow us to link the actions of a user during a browser session or while an app is open. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when the browser window is closed; an app is open when it is activated on your device and is closed typically only when you log out of your session. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser or log out of the app, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent cookies: These Cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the Cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the Site that created that particular Cookie.

  1. Why We Use Cookies

Cookies are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit through a Session Cookie or for multiple repeat visits using a Persistent Cookie.  Cookies primarily serve to maintain proper performance of our Sites and to enable us to improve our services.  The functions of Cookies on our Sites can generally be categorized as either performance related or targeting related.

Performance

Performance Cookies collect information about how you use our Sites, including which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Sites work, understand our users’ interests, and measure the effectiveness of our content.  We generally use independent analytics companies to perform these services for us and, when this is the case, these cookies may be Third Party Cookies.

Some examples of how we use Performance Cookies are:

  • Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how our Web site is used
  • Error management: Help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur.
  • Research: For comparison with other websites using data collected by industry-accepted measurement and research companies.

Some of our Performance Cookies are strictly necessary for the proper functioning our Sites.  Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.  If you prevent or block Performance Cookies, which includes strictly necessary cookies, we cannot guarantee how our Sites will perform for you.

Targeting

Generally, Targeting Cookies are Third Party Cookies that we use to provide security in your interactions with us and to chart the effectiveness of our marketing materials by tracking users’ clicks.  Targeting Cookies cannot determine who you are.  In addition, we provide users with a tool to connect to and share our content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. This tool is provided by a third party called AddThis.  We have no control over the cookies that AddThis sets when you use its services. You will be subject to the AddThis Privacy Policy at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/ and by clicking here you can opt out of addthis.com cookies.

  1. Specific Cookies Used by Goulston & Storrs

The Cookies that we use on our Sites include the following.  Because the nature and functionality of Cookies changes rapidly, we cannot guarantee that this is a complete and accurate list.

Cookie name

Purpose

Duration

Category

JESSIONID

Preserves users states across page requests

Session

Performance

Screen_dimensions

Used for responsive design

29773 days

Performance

ServerID

Identifies the server that delivered the last page to the browser and is used for load balancing purposes

Session

Performance

use_mobile

Provides responsive design

Session

Performance

WordPress

Various cookies to verify access to and use of the website engine

Analytics

-ga

Google Analytics: used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site

2 years

Analytics

-gat

Google Analytics: used to throttle request rate

Session

Analytics

_gid

Google Analytics: used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site

Session

Analytics

Collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics: Tracks visitor across devices and marketing channels

Session

Analytics

Cookie notice status

Used to identify if the user interacted with the cookie pop up alert

1 year

Performance

_cfduid

Used by CloudFlare (a global CDN) to identify trusted web traffic

1 year

Performance

_atuvc

Used by AddThis social sharing tool

2 years

Performance

_atssc

Used by AddThis social sharing tool

2 years

Performance

Google Analytics

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Third party application forms

When accessing our website from an online job application form, the online job application forms are operated by third party service providers who may use cookies to enable you to complete the registration process, to submit your application successfully and to log into and access your account.

  1. Controlling Cookies

To some extent, you have the ability to block some Cookies and to delete Cookies from your devices.  Please review the section immediately above for information regarding Google analytics.  You can opt out of AddThis Cookies by clicking here

You can block Cookies generally by activating specific settings on your browser, in the relevant app, or as provided through your device’s operating system. However, if you use your settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all parts of our Sites. Unless you have adjusted your setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies as soon as you visit our Sites.

You may also use the opt-out tools provided by the following industry groups to block Cookies and to delete Cookies that have already been placed on your device:

If you block Cookies, the source of the blocked Cookies will place an “opt-out” Cookie on your device. The opt-out Cookie tells the source of the Cookie not to include information from that device in its data.  If you delete all Cookies, change your browser settings, switch browsers or computers, or use another operating system, you may need to reset your device to block future Cookies from being placed.

We honor “Do Not Track” browser settings, meaning we will not track your browser for marketing purposes while you have “Do Not Track” turned on in your browser settings.

  1. Updates

We may make changes to our Cookie Policy to keep it current with industry standards and applicable law.  The date of the most recent revisions will be provided on this page.

Version July 9, 2018

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