Cookies on boltoncounselling.co.uk
This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help customise your experience. This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by Bolton Counselling, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically disable third party advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
A visit to a page on boltoncounselling.co.uk may generate the following types of cookie:
• Anonymous analytics cookies
• Geotargetting cookies
• Advertising cookies
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content - such as whether you see our UK our US home page - and advertising.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it.
We may also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit boltoncounselling.co.uk, and will serve targeted advertising based on this information.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of the boltoncounselling.co.uk website, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, boltoncounselling.co.uk cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by boltoncounselling.co.uk. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on Bolton counselling, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser.
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: