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Cookie policy

Smalls for All® respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This cookie policy will explain how we use cookies on our website. You can find more information in our privacy policy.

Contact us

You can contact us by emailing maria@smallsforall.org or writing to Smalls for All, 108 Buchanan Crescent, Eliburn, Livingston, EH54 7EF.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your computer when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s computer.

How are cookies used on our website?

The cookies we use are there to allow you to perform the services you require and to assist us in providing a better website for our users. We don’t use cookies to store information that identifies you as an individual. Details on cookies used are provided below. We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please see the ‘How to control and delete cookies’ section for more information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify the use and popularity of our services and how successfully the website is functioning. If you don’t wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser. This can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternatively, you can delete/restrict the cookies as for any other cookie – see ‘How to control and delete cookies’ for more information.

Types of cookie

Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted. A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s computer and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.

Classification of cookies

The cookies on this website have additionally been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide:

CategoryDescription
Strictly necessary cookiesThese cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookiesThese cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookiesThese cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you’re in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region you’re currently located in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you’ve asked for such as watching videos or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they can’t track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting/advertising cookiesThese cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They’re also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Cookies used on our website

Cookie nameCookie descriptionCookie classificationCookie behaviour
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is part of the scripting language that runs our site, and allows information to be passed between pages as you navigate through the site. For instance, should you use the online booking enquiry form, if you need to go back and correct any information on the form, this cookie helps by ensuring you don’t have to type in all the information again. This cookie doesn’t store any personally identifiable information and is deleted when you close your browser.Strictly necessary cookieSession cookie – disappears when the user closes the browser.
_utmaGoogle Analytics.
Used by Google Analytics to track user count of visits to a site, when a first visit was, and a last visit.
Performance cookiePersistent cookie, lasts for 2 years.
_utmbGoogle Analytics.
Used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user visits a site.
Performance cookiePersistent cookie, lasts for 30 minutes.
_utmcGoogle Analytics. Used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user leaves a site.Performance cookieSession cookie – disappears when the user closes the browser.
_utmzGoogle Analytics.
Used by Google Analytics to track how a user got to this site (where from), what link was used, what part of the world.
Performance cookiePersistent, lasts for 6 months.
CookieconfirmedWe ask a question about whether you’re happy for us to use cookies on our site. This cookie stores your answer to that question so that we don’t have to keep asking you it every time you visit.Strictly necessary cookiePersistent, lasts for 90 days.

How to control and delete cookies

You can manage cookie usage through your browser settings. The help function in your preferred browser should provide you with the correct information. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides:

Alternatively, http://www.allaboutcookies.org provides advice on how to do this, and further information on cookies and how to manage them.

N.B. In the case of some mobile devices, it may be necessary to consult the device’s instruction manual to manage cookies effectively.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or comments about our cookie policy, please contact us by emailing info@smallsforall.org