1.1 BDB Pitmans LLP (BDB Pitmans) is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. This policy explains what cookies are used on this website, what the cookies are doing, why BDB Pitmans uses these cookies and information regarding user consent for cookies.
2 Definition of Cookies
2.1 A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
3 Categories of Cookies
3.1 Information about the different types if cookie can be found below. This section has been included within the policy to help the user understand cookies:
3.2 First and Third-Party Cookie
3.2.1 The website may use first-party cookies in order to improve the user experience and for error management reasons. A first party is a cookie which is solely owned by the organisation who runs the website, for example the BDB Pitmans website may have a cookie that was created and owned by BDB Pitmans upon the site.
3.2.2 Third party organisation may use their own cookies to collect information about the content of our website and track your activity whilst using the website. The information that these cookies collect is not normally personally identifiable information. Examples of some of the data the cookie may collect include; computer specification, browser information, username, location etc. Any third party cookies that are used on the website are not owned by BDB Pitmans and BDB Pitmans does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third parties.
3.3 Persistent Cookies
3.3.1 A persistent cookie expires on a specific date rather than when the web browser closes. This means that for the entire lifespan of the cookie, information will be transferred to the server every time a user accesses the website. This type of cookie will not be deleted when the user closes their browser.
3.4 Session Cookies
3.4.1 A session cookie exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. When the web browser is closed the browser will usually delete the cookie.
4.3 If you chose to refuse the cookies on our site, then you may encounter web navigation issues and errors from our site and potentially other sites also.
5 Withdraw Consent
5.1 If you wish to withdraw your consent then you need to delete your cookies from your web browser.
BDB Pitmans use the following types of cookie:
- Performance Cookie; and
- Functionality Cookie.
6.1 Performance cookies collect information about how a person uses the site, eg how long a user spends on the site, and if there are any errors. BDB Pitmans justifies the use of performance for the following purposes:
- Error Management – enables BDB Pitmans to detect any errors that users experience; and
- Web Analytics – Provides anonymous statistics on how the Web site is used.
6.1.1 Our performance cookies are managed by a third party but we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
7 Specific Cookies in use at www.bdbpitmans.com
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Duration||Strictly Necessary||Domain Source||Category|
|_utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions||2 years||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|_utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits||30 mins||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|_utmc||Holds timestamp of exact moment a user leaves the site||End of browser session||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|_utmt||Used to throttle refresh rate||10 mins||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|_utmv||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data||2 years||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|_utmz||Stores the traffic source that explains how a user reaches the site||6 months||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Performance|
|Cookieconsent_status||Stores the value ‘dismiss’ to prevent displaying the message again on next visit||1 year||Y||Bdbpitmans.com||Functionality|
|PHPSESSID||Stores search filter data||Session||Y||Bdbpitmans.com||Session|
|_hjIncludedInSample||Check if user is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels||Session||N||Bdbpitmans.com||Session|
8 How to Manage Cookies
8.1 All of the major browsers supply information to assist you with managing your cookie preferences, below you will find links to assist you with changing your cookie preferences. You are able to control cookies that are not strictly necessary.
- Firefox – Enable and disable tracking cookie pages
- Safari iOS – Clear the history and cookies page
- Google Chrome – Enable or Disable cookies page
- Microsoft Edge – Browsing data and privacy page
9 Further Information
9.1 You can find out more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites:
Updated: 1 December 2018