Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

In common with many other websites, we use standard technology called 'cookies' on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.  In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

We use the following cookies: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

We monitor your use of this Site through the use of cookies and similar session tracking software:

  • to research, provide statistical analysis and behavioural analysis to help us better understand your requirements and interests and improve the content on this Site and make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable
  • to track your activity on our Site
  • to recognise you whenever you visit this Site and collect data as you navigate through and interact with the Site. This may include certain information about how you have reached this Site, the device you have used I.e. Desktop, Tablet or Mobile, browsing actions and patterns, including, internet protocol (IP) address you have used, the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time), browser type and version, time zone setting, location, plug-in, operating system and platform, pages and services viewed, searched for or purchased, page response times, download errors, length of visit to certain pages, page interaction (scrolling, clicks, mouse-overs) and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call us.

Consent

There is a link in the footer of our home page which describes how we use cookies. If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this policy.

Third party cookies

If you visit a web page that contains embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information, please go to the website for the relevant third party.

Below is a list of some of the external companies we use:

  • Sharethis
  • Firefox
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Vimeo
  • Adobe Flash Player

Description of cookies

The information below is designed to provide more detailed information about the cookies we use and why:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how you use and interact with our Site. We use this information in varying ways, for example to help understand how to improve our website for users.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • The pages you visit on www.thissaway.co.uk
  • How you got to our Site
  • What you click on while you’re visiting our Site

We never collect personal information or share this with third parties, and Google Analytics information cannot be used to identify who you are.  These cookies allow us to anonymously analyse how our website is interacted with so that we can make our customers’ experiences better.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

Cookie: _ga
Host/Domain: thissaway.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users.
More information: To refuse Google Analytics cookies, follow this opt-out link.


Cookie: _gali
Host/Domain: Google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: Used to monitor performance of the website.


Cookie: _gat
Host/Domain: Google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.


Cookie: _gid
Host/Domain: thissaway.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users.


Cookie: NID
Host/Domain: Google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.


Cookie: 1P_JAR
Host/Domain: Google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.


Cookie: CONSENT
Host/Domain: Google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: UNKNOWN


Google tracking

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.

Cookies used by Google on our website:

Cookie: Dv
Host/Domain: www.google.co.uk
Purpose of cookie: Used to track use of certain websites which use Google plug-ins.
More information: Google’s privacy policy on the information which it obtains from these cookies can be found at their Privacy policy page.

Inspectlet

Cookie:

__insp_sid - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_ref - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_scpt - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_nv - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_wid - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_identity - session cookie, deleted when visit is over
__insp_uid - long-term cookie that contains random ID assigned to visitor

Host/Domain: www.inspectlet.com

Purpose of cookie: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use and navigate our Site.  This is a web analytics service which allows us to analyse user sessions for the benefit of user experience on the site.

Google Tag Manager

Cookie: gtm_auth and possibly gtm_debug, gtm_preview

Purpose of cookie: ​Google Tag Manager (also known as GTM) is an 'online tool' which allows us to deploy and manage various marketing and analytics tags on our Site.

Cloudflare

Cookie:__cfduid

Purpose of cookie: The '__cfduid' cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do

Facebook

Like many brands across the world, we use Facebook to connect with our clients.

We sometimes run promotional ads on Facebook, and Facebook uses cookies to help track the user journey from Facebook to Thissaway.

Facebook uses the following cookies:

Cookie: fr
Host/Domain: Facebook.com
Purpose of cookie: Facebook tracks opted-out Facebook users with a cookie (fr) that is used for advertising purposes
More information: You can visit Facebook’s cookie policy via their website.

 

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org.