cOOKIE POLICY

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Websites use many kind of cookies. These may be divided in two main families: Technical cookies and Profiling cookies.

Technical Cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the website and to provide the service offered and requested by a user. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be further subdivided into:

  • Navigation cookies or session cookies, required for normal navigation and use of the website (such as to make a purchase or to authenticate for access to restricted areas);
  • Functionality cookies or feature cookies, that allow the user to browse according to a number of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the experience of browsing the site.
  • Analytic cookies, tracking cookies or performance cookies,that allow to collect aggregate information on how users interact with a website, including number of unique visitors and pageviews to help improve the user experience.

Profiling Cookies are used to create user profiles based on personal choices and preferences, in order to send adverts in line with the profile created.

Finally cookies can be divided into first-party cookies”, when they are created by the domain that a web user is visiting, and third-party cookies”, set by third-parties and used to track your online activity. These are found whenever a website makes use of third-party application and/or services to enhance visitor experience, such as social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter or embedded content from YouTube.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

Taylor Architecture and Urbanism does uses technical third-party cookies automatically inserted by our provider WordPress.org and set by social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkdIn throught the use of sharing buttons. Please note that Taylor Architecture and Urbanism has no direct control over the information that is collected by third-party cookies. Remember that you can always read our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information in our Privacy Policy.

Our provider WordPress.org uses cookies for two purposes:

  • To allow registered members to log in. This is “strictly necessary” as WordPress cannot work without it.
  • To track visitors who leave a comment on a blog post. This is not “strictly necessary” as it’s a user preference.
For a complete list of cookies used by WordPress here.
 
This website also uses the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) plugin, which uses uses the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows us to view general Google Analytics stats including:
  • Sessions, organic searches, page views, bounce rate analytics stats
  • Locations, pages, referrers, keywords, 404 errors analytics stats
  • Traffic channels, social networks, traffic mediums, search engines analytics stats
  • Device categories, browsers, operating systems, screen resolutions, mobile brands analytics stats.

Further information on the the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) plugin can be found here.

The table below contains the list of cookies used on this website:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
_gapersistent2 yearsCookie asssociated with Google Universal Analytics that is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gatpersistent10 minutesCookie associated with Google Universal Analytics that is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidpersistent24 hoursCookie asssociated with Google Universal Analytics that stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. It is used to distinguish users.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearThe viewed_cookie_policy cookie is set to “yes” when the Cookie law info bar has been viewed and accepted.
wordpress_sessionWordPress cookie for a logged in user.
wordpress_logged_in_session
WordPress cookie for a logged in user
wordpress_test_cookiesessionWordPress test cookie
wp-settings-persistent1 yearWordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time-persistent1 yearWordPress sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

denial of consent

Whilst this website works best when all types of cookies are allowed, do not forget that it is always possible to allow or block cookies on your PC. Cookie settings can be controlled and modified directly from your browser. To learn how to modify cookie settings, select the browser you use from the list below:

If you wish to block the installation of cookies generated by our site it is necessary to personalize the settings of your PC or other device by blocking all the cookies, where permitted, or by activating a warning message when cookies are stored. 

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can download the Google Analytics opt-out add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

It is important to remember that disabling cookies can stop you using some, if not all, of the functions or sections of a website. Visit the website www.aboutcookies.org.uk for further information on cookies and how they affect your navigation experience.

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