Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files set on your browser which records data to allow us to measure the performance of our website whilst also improving your experience as you navigate through it.

What is the difference between 1st party cookies and 3rd party cookies?

First party cookies are cookies set by the site itself. For example, if a visitor visits northwesthandtherapy.co.uk and this website sets a cookie, this cookie is called a first-party cookie. We use 1st party cookies mainly for Google Maps usage and WordPress Jetpack.

Third party cookies are set from a different domain than the site that the visitor is currently visiting.  Third party cookies can be blocked via your browser settings.

What type of cookies does the website set?

Cookies set by Google and WordPress

Most of the cookies our website sets are 1st party cookies.  These cookies are set by technologies or applications such as WordPress Jetpack, you can view Jetpack privacy policy here.  This allows us to view statistics on how our website is being used by people who visit it and which pages are not working so they can be improved. We cannot see or record any personal information through the use of Jetpack. Our website is powered by CMS called WordPress which also sets 1st party cookies. These cookies purely remember things like your name, email address so that when you come back to our site, you don’t need to re-enter all your information again.  Google Maps also sets a number of cookies to measure how the maps are used, you can view Google Privacy Policy here.  We also set a cookie to see if you’ve clicked OK on the cookie notification.

Jetpack Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Some of these cookies last a length of time on your computer. You can block or delete these cookies via your browser but it may impact how the website is presented to you or what type of information you see should you return to Digitally Transform Me website.  More information can be found at www.aboutcookies.org/.