In order to operate the Gestalt Centre website, it is sometimes necessary to place small amounts of information on your personal device or computer so that you can take advantage of the full functionality of the website. These small files are called “cookies”.
Cookies cannot be used to recognise you personally but enable the website to recognise your device temporarily. The cookies on this site are for Maps (Contact page) and Google Analytics, so that we can measure how many people are using our site and provide an efficient service.
You can manage these cookies yourself and decide whether your computer accepts them.
Cookie setting services on the Gestalt Centre website:
Used to monitor visitor traffic and behavior on the Gestalt Centre website. This enables us to estimate more accurately the numbers of visitors to particular pages and plan for volumes of usage. See Google Analytics Cookie Usage page for more information.
Google provides a browser plugin for all major browsers which enables opting out of the Google Analytics service – download the plugin.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. This cookie expires 2 years from set/update
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.
This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site. This cookie expires 6 months from set/update
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
Google Maps cookie names: SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF
Data stored: Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.
When does it expire? Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.
We have listed all of the cookies that we are aware of, however auditing tools have a degree of fallibility and third parties may choose to change which cookies they set from time to time. As such this should not be viewed as a definitive list.
If you wish to manage individual cookies or to enable blocking of cookies you will need to refer to the documentation for your browser, however here are links to support pages for the major browsers: