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Cookie Information

Our website places cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small file that’s loaded onto your computer as a result of visiting certain websites. Most websites you visit will use cookies as they are helpful in providing website functionality and in tracking user interactions for analytical purposes.

This page aims to provide clear information on the cookies our website uses so that you can make an informed decision on whether to allow or disable cookies.

What Cookies Do We Use?

We use a variety of cookies and categorise these in the following ways:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to access and navigate our website. Without these cookies, core website features cannot be provided.
  • Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages our visitors access the most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identify you as a visitor and are only used to improve how our website works. They are also used for providing other third party services such as social media links and content feeds.
  • Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make so that we can provide an enhanced user experience.
  • Targeting & Advertising Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you, your interests and the content of our website. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of various advertising campaigns. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website and such information can be shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

The below table details the cookies we use that are deemed strictly necessary.

Category Name Source Functionality Description Lifespan
System CookiesEnabled 1st Party (St Giles’ Church) Controls Cookie Usage This cookie is loaded onto your computer when visiting our website. It contains a value of “true” or “false” depending on whether you decide to enable or disable cookies. By default, this cookie will have a value of “true”. 1 Year
System HideCookieInfo 1st Party (St Giles’ Church) Controls Cookie Notifications This cookie is used to decide which cookie notification bar (if any) to show at the top of the page. It contains a value of “true” or “false” depending on whether you decide to enable or disable cookies and/or hide the cookie notification bar. 1 Year
Content locale 3rd Party (Facebook) Facebook Follow Button This cookie is used by the Facebook follow button on our website and stores a language variable (i.e. en_GB.) 1 Week
Content _ga 3rd Party (Twitter) Twitter Follow Button This cookies is used by the Twitter follow button on our website. 2 Years
Content guest_id 3rd Party (Twitter) Twitter Follow Button This cookies is used by the Twitter follow button on our website. 2 Years
Content pid 3rd Party (Twitter) Twitter Follow Button This cookies is used by the Twitter follow button on our website. 18 Months
Content __utma 3rd Party (Church of England) Church of England Daily Prayer Feed This cookie is used by the Church of England daily prayer feed that is available on our websites homepage. 2 Years
Content __utmz 3rd Party (Church of England) Church of England Daily Prayer Feed This cookie is used by the Church of England daily prayer feed that is available on our websites homepage. 6 Months
Content APISID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 2 Years
Content HSID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 2 Years
Content NID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 6 Months
Content SAPISID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 2 Years
Content SID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 2 Years
Content SSID 3rd Party (Google) Google Maps This cookie is used by the Google Map that is displayed on our contact page. 2 Years

Performance Cookies

The below table details the performance cookies we use.

Category Name Source Functionality Description Lifespan
Analytics _ga 1st Party (St Giles’ Church) Google Analytics This cookie stores a unique client identifier (client ID), which is a randomly generated number. The ID is included with each request sent to Google Analytics and is later used by Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data. 2 Years
Analytics _gat 1st Party (St Giles’ Church) Google Analytics The _gat global object is used to create and retrieve tracker objects from which all other methods are invoked. This is a cookie with a short life span that is used to track user activity. 10 Minutes

Important: The lifespan of some of the above cookies will refresh during each visit to our website. For example, if _ga is loaded onto your computer today, it will expire 2 years from today’s date, however, should you re-visit our website in a year’s time and the cookie is still present on your computer then its expiry date will be refreshed to be 2 years from that point in time.

Functionality Cookies

Our website does not currently make use of any functionality cookies.

Targeting & Advertising Cookies

Our website does not currently make use of any targeting and/or advertising cookies.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies

Our website uses an ‘implied consent’ model for delivering cookies to your computer and this means that cookies are enabled by default. You can use the controls below to enable or disable the use of cookies on our website.

Please Note: Should you choose to disable cookies then only our targeting/advertising, functionality and performance cookies will be disabled. Strictly necessary cookies are required for this website to operate correctly and therefore will not be disabled. Please also be aware that some features of our website might not be available should you choose to disable cookies.