Cookie Policy

About Cookies

Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone via a browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  They are stored on the hard drive of your device.  Some are stored just for the duration of your visit to the website, others are stored for much longer periods.

Below describes how the R J Mitchell & Son Limited website (www.plumbersofbath.co.uk) uses cookies.

How We Use Cookies

Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Cookies help us identify your device and actions taken on this website. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features.

The cookies used on www.plumbersofbath.co.uk are not used to identify you personally.

Managing Your Cookies

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to change your privacy preferences to prevent non-essential cookies being set. This functionality is provided by the R J Mitchell & Son Limited Privacy Preference Tool.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Specific Cookies We Use

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

CookieControl

CIVIC UK

This cookie is necessary to store your cookie consent setting.

90 days

ASP.NET_SessionId

Microsoft

This cookie is used by our website's Microsoft ASP.NET software on the server to anonymously identify each user’s session on our website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

When you close your browser

 

Functional Cookies

The third party Twitter cookies are used by Twitter to provide our Twitter Feed and Follow button features. They also track tweets views and follow button clicks. These cookies may be used by the cookie provider to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, our Twitter feed and follow vutton features will not function correctly.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

_twitter_sess

Twitter

This cookie lets website visitors use the Twitter-related features from within the web page they are visiting.

When you close your browser

ads_prefs

Twitter

Used by Twitter to deliver and measure the performance of advertising.

5 years

auth_token

Twitter

Used by Twitter to manage users logged into Twitter.

When you close your browser

csrf_same_site_set

Twitter

These cookies enable Twitter to track visitor activity from Twitter ads on our website.

2 years

dnt

Twitter

Cookie for retaining user's Do Not Track preference for opting out of targetted content.

5 years

eu_cn

Twitter

Used to identify you to Twitter, if you do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.

1 year

external_referer

Twitter

Used by Twitter to save a unique anonymous id for each website visitor.

1 week

guest_id

Twitter

Used by Twitter for targeted advertising.

2 years

kdt

Twitter

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

18 months

mbox

Twitter

Used by Twitter for targeted advertising.

2 weeks

personalization_id

Twitter

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

2 years

remember_checked_on

Twitter

Used by Twitter to determine if a user is logged in the during browser session; allow tweets; records the number of times a page is tweeted.

5 years

syndication_guest_id

Twitter

This cookie enables users to optionally login to their Twitter account and share content from our website.

2 years

tfw_exp

Twitter

These cookie is used by Twitter to provide embedded content that is displayed in our website.

When you close your browser

twid

Twitter

Twitter identification for users logged into Twitter.

5 years

 

Analytics Cookies

The third party Google Analytics cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Expires

_ga, _gat,_gid, 1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited. If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to include your visit in our statistics. For details read the full Google Analytics privacy policy.

_ga: 2 years,

_gat: 1 minute,

_gid: 24 hours

__utma

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions.

It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

2 years

__utmb

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Any activity by a user within the 30-minute lifespan will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

30 minutes

__utmc

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.

In this older versions, this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie, it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

When you close your browser

__utmt

Google Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

10 minutes

__utmv

Google Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It is used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

__utmz

Google Analytics

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months

 

Can I Turn Cookies Off?

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer and our website will still work.

If you do not want websites to store cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, you can update your browser settings so that it asks for your permission when setting website cookies, or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. Use your browser Help section to guide you or alternatively, the site www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to remove cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

For Google Analytics cookies, Google provide a Google Analytics opt-out tool which allows you to specify that you do not want to accept their cookies, not just for our website, but for all websites which use Google Analytics.

For more information regarding Twitter cookie please see https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies.

Updated May 2019