2. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file containing a unique string of letters and numbers that PPL stores on your browser or the hardware of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device. On subsequent visits to the Site, the cookie allows the Site to recognise your browser. The unique string of letters and numbers in a cookie may store user preferences and other information.
You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services of the Site may not function properly without cookies.
Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, PPL) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Site (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics). Third parties that place cookies on the Site control the personal information they collect about you and will be “data controllers” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of third parties to understand their data processing activities, policies and procedures.
We use the following categories of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Site.
Analytical or Customisation Cookies
These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Site. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Site works, or to personalise our Site to your interests.
These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Site more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Site and may also be used for advertising purposes.
We use the following cookies:
|COOKIE PROVIDER||COOKIE NAME||PURPOSE||PURPOSE DURATION|
|Google Analytics||_ga, _gat, _gid||Used to distinguish users and throttle requests||Various (2 years 10 mins 24 hours)|
|CONSENT||reCAPTCHA to identify human users||Indefinitely|
|NID||contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences||6 months|
|Cloudflare||_cfduid||Site security||1 year|
|WordPress||cookie_notice_accepted||Records when cookie notice is accepted||6 months|
|WordPress security plugin||icwp-wpsf||Tracks logged in users for security purposes||Indefinitely|
|WordPress||wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_sec_*, pmpro_visit||Logged in user details and session||Various (end of session to 14 days)|
|YouTube||GPS, PREF, YSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Track user preferences and video views||Various (end of session to 8 months)|
|Vimeo||Vuid||Tracks video views||2 years|
|Physiospot specific cookies|
|AddThis||Loc, mus, ssc, sshs, ssh, uid, uvc, __atuvc, __atuvs||Provide quick links for social media sharing and to track page shares||12 months|
|fr||Tracking use of social media links||3 months|
4. Web Beacons
As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Site. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.
Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Site to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve Site performance.
5. Blocking cookies
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.
In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:
- http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/);
- http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/); or
- http://youronlinechoices.com/ (http://youronlinechoices.com/).
6. How do I delete a cookie?
Deleting cookies is different for each browser. These are instructions for popular browsers used. If you don’t use any of these browsers please refer to your browser’s website for instructions.
- Select ‘Internet Options…’ from the ‘Tools’ menu;
- Click on “Delete Cookies…” from the ‘Temporary Internet files’ section; and
- Click ‘Ok’ on the confirmation window that appears.
- Select ‘Options’ from the ‘Tools’ menu;
- Click on ‘Privacy’ from the top selections, then click on the ‘Cookies’ tab; and
- Click ‘Clear Cookies Now’.
- Select ‘Preferences’ from the ‘Safari’ menu;
- Click on ‘Security’ from the top selections;
- Click on the ‘Show Cookies’ button; and
- Select the ‘Plus’ cookies and click on the ‘Remove’ button. Or you can also ‘Remove All’.
7. Changes to this Policy
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