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How we use cookies on this website

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

The table below explains the cookies we use at The Vet Whetstone and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
PHPSESSID Each visitor to our website is assigned a unique visitor ID which lets us anonymously identify a computer for the duration of their visit to our website. This allows us to provide you with additional benefits.

This cookie will be destroyed every time you close your browser.

Cookies set by 3rd parties
Below is a list of the cookies set by other websites for the purposes of providing you with an enhanced experience by utilising their services.

Service/Feature Purpose
Facebook Some of our pages use Facebook sharing buttons or fanboxes. Facebook may set a number of cookies to store your login state, preferences or other information.

For more information on what cookies Facebook uses, please refer to Facebook’s Data Use Policy

Google Analytics We use a web analytics service called Google Analytics to help us identify how our customers use our website, what they like and to see where improvements can be made.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if they are required to do so by law or if the third party processes information on Google’s behalf. The information collected is aggregated and anonymised. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

For more information on how Google uses cookies, please refer to their privacy policy.

Twitter Some of our pages use Tweet buttons or Twitter feeds. Twitter may set a number of cookies for these components.

For more information on what cookies Twitter uses, please refer to Twitter’s Privacy policy.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions about how our website uses cookies, please contact us on 020 8368 9798 and one of our team will get back to you.

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.

Performance

We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.

Functional

From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remembering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.

Targeting

We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

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