COOKIE POLICY

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to your website visit on our site.

Cookies help to improve your visit to our website by helping with the following:

  • Remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information you've given (e.g. your postcode) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and we do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we use on this website.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with UK legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

THE COOKIES WE USE

General website cookies

This website is built using PHP web technologies, as part of that we use the built in session cookie (PHPSESSID) to manage your session. When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session that last for the duration of your visit.

Measuring website usage - Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

The analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Universal Analytics and uses first-party cookies to:

  • Distinguish unique users
  • Throttle the request rate

When using the recommended JavaScript snippet, analytics.js sets cookies on the highest level domain it can. For example, if your website address is blog.example.co.uk, analytics.js will set the cookie domain to .example.co.uk. Setting cookies on the highest level domain possible allows users to be tracked across subdomains without any extra configuration.

Name

Description of Cookie

Expiration

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

2 years

_gat

Used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

 

For further information about the Cookies Google uses please visit this Cookie Information page.

Other 3rd Party Cookies we may use

When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that are collecting information for other websites. For example, if you visit a page that has video content, cookies from YouTube may be served. We do not control the setting of these cookies and we recommend you visit the third party websites for more information.

Please find a list of some third party cookies you may find present on this website and links to their specific cookie information:

How do I Control or Delete Cookies?

If cookies are not enabled on your computer is could mean that your experience with our website will be impacted. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so.

Information on deleting cookies or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutCookies.org. To reiterate though, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

PRIVACY POLICY

Note: 'Us' refers to Lighthouse,'You', 'User(s)', 'Visitor' refers to any person who uses this website.

This Web site is owned and controlled by Lighthouse.

Lighthouse is committed to implementing measures designed to protect the privacy of those using our services. Lighthouse respects the privacy of all those who visit our Site and use our online services and we collect information from and about our users to be used to improve the service we offer. Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy, our Terms and Conditions and other published guidelines, we do not release personally identifiable information (as described below) about users of this Site without their permission.

Effect of This and Related Documents: This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms & Conditions and other published guidelines, governs your interaction with this Site, and your registration for and use of Lighthouse online services.

Opt-Out Option: If you would like to have your personally-identifiable information removed from Lighthouse databases going forward, please e-mail info@lighthousepoole.co.uk, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. However, there will be residual information that will remain within Lighthouse databases, access logs, and other historical internal records, which may or may not contain such personally-identifiable information.

The Information we may gather:

  • Non-personally-identifiable information:
  1. As a standard practise, Lighthouse assigns a random number to each user for anonymously tracking content preferences and traffic patterns. This random number lets us keep track of "how many" times users are doing specific things - like visiting our site each month - without really knowing who those users are (unless they specifically tell us). We analyse this data for trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We also gather information about what users are searching for. We use all this information in order to improve our content, plan site enhancements, and measure overall site effectiveness.
  • Personally identifiable information:
  1. General: In certain areas of this Site, we require that you provide us with personally-identifiable information, in order to be able to use that portion or those portions of this Site.
  2. If you submit a request for more information from us, the information you submit will only be used by Lighthouse. Our lists are private and are never sold to any third parties.

If you have any queries about this policy please feel free to contact us.