Abbey Solutions use of cookies – Privacy Policy

Please take the time to read how we use information collected from visiting our site. Thank you.

General Terms and Conditions and more on our privacy policy click here

We use cookies on our website. By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on this Website

We use the following cookies on this website.

Name

Purpose

PHPSESSID This enables the site to identify you so that it knows what information to display to you as you move around the site.
wordpress_test_cookie This is set to check whether your browser allows cookies to be set or not.
wordpress_logged_in
wordpress_
These identify whether you are logged in to the website or not and whether you have asked for this to be “remembered” so you can log in automatically next time.
wp-settings
wp-settings-time
These keep track of your settings when you are logged in to the site.

Generally, we use cookies to help us administer this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third Party Cookies

We also use third party cookies on our website as follows:

Name

Domain / Third Party

Purpose

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AddThis The AddThis service allows you to share our content via social media sites. These cookies enable that service to work smoothly including remembering your preferred social media choices and displaying them on the screen. AddThis does collect some information such as which web page you came from, which type of browser you are using, and your general geographic location. If you use the AddThis tool to share content they aggregate data about what pages are shared, when, and how. They also assign your web browser a unique identifier. This ID doesn’t, and can’t, say anything about you, it’s a random series of numbers and letters used to distinguish users from each other. AddThis’s privacy policy is here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
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go.affec.tv Set through our AddThis component. Used for targeted advertising. For more information, including how to opt-out: http://affectv.co.uk/optout/
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adnxs.com (AppNexus) Set through our AddThis component. Used for targeted advertising. More information including how to opt-out is contained here: http://appnexus.com/cookies

  • The sess cookie contains a single non-unique value: “1”. It is used by the Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus.
  • The uuid2 cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables the Platform to distinguish browsers and devices. Or, if you have opted-out of their service, this is set to “-1”
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Google Analytics Collects information about how you 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.

  • _utma stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
  • _utmb and _utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends. _utmb stores the time when a visitor enters the site and _utmc stores the time when a visitor leaves the site.
  • _utmz stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

Read Google’s privacy policy here: http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/

Preventing Cookies From Being Set and Deleting Existing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.

Instructions for some of the more popular browsers are shown below. For other browsers, instructions can be found here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Internet Explorer v9

To prevent new cookies from being installed

  • Go to Tools in the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab on top
  • Move the slider up to the “Block all Cookies” button

To delete existing cookies

  • Go to Tools in the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the General tab which should be under “Browsing History” and click “Delete”

 

Firefox

To prevent new cookies from being installed

  • Go to Tools in the menu bar
  • Click on Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab
  • Disable the box that says “Accept Cookies From sites”

To delete existing cookies

  • Go to Tools in the menu bar
  • Click on Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab
  • Click on “Clear Now”
  • Select “Cookies”
  • Click on “Clear Private Data Now”

 

Google Chrome

To prevent new cookies from being installed

  • Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser
  • Click on “Options”
  • Click on “Under the Bonnet” (UK) / “Under the Hood” (US)
  • Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section
  • Ensure that “Allow local data to be set” is selected
  • Select “Block sites from setting any data”

To delete existing cookies

  • Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser
  • Click on “Options”
  • Click on “Under the Bonnet” (UK) / “Under the Hood” (US)
  • Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section
  • Click on the “Clear browsing data” button

 

Safari

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies

  • Go to the Safari menu (icon in top right of browser) and select Preferences
  • In the popup window that appears, select the Security icon (a padlock)
  • Under “Accept Cookies”, select the “Never” button

 

We are members of the ICO and adhere to their guidelines at all times on data protection.