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Do we use Cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (should you consent to this). This enables the sites or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser, as well as capture and remember certain information.

Our cookies help us to collect anonymous statistical information about how you use our website, (including how long you spend on it) and where you have been directed to the website from, so that we can learn which parts of our website are most popular with users and improve your overall browsing experience.

Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser settings to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers or mobile devices. Please note however, by blocking or deleting cookies used on our website, you may not be able to take full advantage of the content on it.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Third Party Cookies & Cookies in use

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

The following cookies are set when a user visits our website:

Google Analytics

  • _ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2 years.
  • _gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24 hours.
  • _gat is used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10 minutes.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Email: admin@pictfor.org.uk

Review of this Policy

We review this policy regularly. This policy was last updated in August 2018.

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