Community Links South West are committed to protecting your privacy and we promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully.

We have a strong respect for your personal privacy and the protection of your data. We will only collect data when it is absolutely necessary to conduct our business.

What are cookies and what types of cookies do we use?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to us. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

First-Party Cookies

These cookies are set by our website:

Cookie Category Duration Description
PHPSESSID Strictly Necessary Until you close your browser To maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only lasts for the duration of your visit.
wordpress_test_cookie Strictly Necessary Until you close your browser A test performed to see if cookies are enabled on your browser.
wordpress_* Functionality 12 months Used to maintain any user’s identity if they log into the site. Only applicable for website administration and development.
wordpress_logged_in_* Functionality 12 months Used to maintain any user’s identity if they log into the site. Only applicable for website administration and development.
wordpress_sec_* Functionality Until you close your browser Used to maintain any user’s identity if they log into the site. Only applicable for website administration and development.
comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url Functionality 2 weeks These cookies are set by WordPress when a visitor leaves a comment against our news blog.
wp_dlm_downloading Functionality 60 seconds The cookie stores the version code of the file last downloaded by the client for 60 seconds, and then the cookie expires and is automatically deleted. It serves to prevent the server-side download counter from incrementing multiple times if a user double-clicks a link or if their browser/download-client makes multiple requests to download a file within a 60 second window.
No personally identifiable information is stored in the cookie.
cookie_notice_accepted Functionality 12 months Records that you have seen and actioned our cookie banner.
mc_session_ids[default] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form
mc_session_ids[multi][0] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form
mc_session_ids[multi][1] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form
mc_session_ids[multi][2] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form
mc_session_ids[multi][3] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form
mc_session_ids[multi][4] Functionality 10 mins Captcha plugin for website contact form

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies which are set and managed by an external website, when you use this website.

Google Analytics will only be set if you click “I Accept” on our cookie banner:

Cookie Category Duration Description
_ga Analytical 2 years We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. We have opted to anonymise any IP information and not to share our analytics data with anyone.Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

For further information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites or view the Google Privacy Policy .

_gat Analytical 10 minutes Google Analytics cookie – see above (used to throttle request rate)
_gid Analytical 24 hours Google Analytics cookie – see above (used to distinguish users)
RT Social 10 mins Cookie used for Linkedin when sharing our blog posts

How to refuse cookies and local storage in your browser

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.allaboutcookies.org.

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

Further information on cookies and local storage

If you would like further information on cookies and local storage, please go to:http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Further information about opting out of advertising retargeting can be found here: http://www.iab.net/privacymatters/3.php