Cookie Policy

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 This Cookie Policy (“Policy“) is intended to inform you about how the Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) which includes the Primrose Hill Library (PHCL) and On The Hill  magazine, (referred to as “us, “we”, “our”) uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs. This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and our services (“PHCA”). Please take a minute to read and understand this cookie policy.
1.2 This cookie policy should also be read in conjunction with our privacy policy and our website terms of service.

2 WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
2.1 A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
2.2 Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.
2.3 For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.

3 CONSENT TO THE USE OF COOKIES
3.1 By continuing to use the PHCA Service, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this cookie policy. If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the next section of this cookie policy entitled “Blocking our Use of Cookies”.

4 BLOCKING OUR USE OF COOKIES
4.1 You can block our use of cookies by activating the settings in your browser. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

5 HOW WE USE COOKIES

Analytics

5.1 We use “analytics” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of our website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The non-personal information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Session cookies 

5.2 We use “session” cookies and web log files to track this site usage. A cookie is a small data file which resides on your computer and allows PHCA to recognise you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one, requiring you to manually enter sign-in details before posting content.

Other Cookies

5.3 We use log files cookies to customise your experience on our web site.

Social Media

5.4 We use cookies to personalise your interaction with social media, such as Facebook. Such cookies recognise users of those social media sites when you view social media content or login on our website using Facebook. They also allow you to quickly share content across social media, through the use of simple ‘sharing’ buttons.
5.5 Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although some may persist for 2 years.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below:

Cookie Type Purpose
Google Analytics_ga_gid

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These cookies allow us to:·     distinguish individual users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier; and·     to throttle request rates – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

For more information about Google Analytics please see: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Last Updated May 2018