Cookie Policy

www.word-shed.com

Word-Shed  may be referred to in this document as (“We”, “Our”, “Us”)

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies, unless you specifically update your preferences to disallow these cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer.

The cookies we set are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties others such as Youtube are called “third party cookies”. The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required “strictly necessary” for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Social Website Cookies
    So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
  • Site Improvement Cookies
    We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.

List of Cookies on our site

Name

Information

Purpose

ct_checkjs

First Party cookie

Used by our anti-spam system to check whether JavaScript is available within the browser

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Third Party

Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

Third Party

Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

_gat

Third Party

Stores randomly generated ids and campaign information relating to the user

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First party

These 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 identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

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7492b5c28db0

First party

These 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 identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Third Party

You tube video cookie

YSC

Third Party

You tube video cookie

PREF

Third Party

You tube video cookie

GPS

Third Party

You tube video cookie

ct_timestamp

First party

Used by our anti-spam system to store date and time data.

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First party

 Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location.

wordfence_verifiedHuman

First party

 Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Changes to our cookie policy

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Contact

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND REQUESTS REGARDING THIS COOKIE POLICY ARE WELCOMED AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO Lynne Horton at lynne@word-shed.com or Lynne Horton of Word-Shed, @MYST Old St Lawrence School. Liverpool L4 3TQ

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