Cookie Policy

Last Updated: May 12, 2018

General 

A cookie is a text file that is an identifier (a string of numbers and letters) that is sent between a web server and a web browser, where it is stored, every time the browser requests a page.

There are two types of Cookies – persistent and session.  Session cookies expire when the web browser is closed.  Persistent cookies remain stored on the web browser until the expiry date – unless deleted by the user.   Cookies may be used to identify and track users within and returning to the website. 

Personal information that we store about you may be linked to information saved in or obtained from cookies.

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Covalency.co.uk and Third Party cookies

Our website uses session and persistent cookies to store user information on various tokens and track users as they navigate through the website.  This is used in conjunction with other functionality to assist with email notifications, application waiting list, returning users, advertising, site performance and geographical considerations. 

Our Cookie declaration is as follows:

Cookie Name Publisher Purpose Expiration Further Information
_ga Google Analytics This is a Google analytics cookie that keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, and it is used for statistical purposes. 2 years Google Analytics

 

_gid Google Analytics This is a Google analytics cookie that is used to distinguish users.

 

24 hours Google Analytics

 

_gat Google Analytics This is a Google analytics cookie that indicates the type of request, which is one of: event, transaction, item, or custom variable. 1 minute Google Analytics

 

_NID Google Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps 6 months Google

 

 

Blocking Cookies 

Many web browsers allow for the user to refuse acceptance of cookies.  For example, certain versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox allow the users to refuse cookies.  Blocking cookies will impact website usage.  To help with blocking cookies see below links or see the Help section of your browser.

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3434352

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies

 

Deleting Cookies

For cookies already stored on your web browser, you can delete.  The deletion of cookies will have an impact on website usage.  For example, certain versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox allow the user to delete cookies.  To help with deleting cookies see below links or see the Help section of your browser.

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3434352

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies

 

Privacy Policy

You can read more about how we use your personal data by clicking on our “Privacy Policy”.

 

Company Details 

This website is owned and operated by Covalency Ltd.  We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 10903736, and our registered office is at 3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE. If you want to contact us, please use the above postal address, or via email at info@covalency.co.uk