Privacy & cookie policy

Our website uses a number of cookies to gain access to, and store data on, our visitors’ computers.  For more information about cookies and what they are used for, please see www.aboutcookies.org.

The following is our position in relation to current cookies in use on our website, and how we store and use them.

In Summary

Our current assessment of the cookies used by our website is as follows:

First Party Cookies

First-party cookies are used to monitor how our clients and visitors find and use our website. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information solely for the purposes of improving the monitoring and functionality of our website.

  • Session ID (PHPSESSID) - We use these to keep track of movement from page to page, so that a user does not get asked for the same information that they have already given to our site.
  • Consent cookie –These are used to keep track of whether or not the user has granted consent for cookies to be stored on their computer.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are cookies created by another party external to Langham Hall, when a user accesses a page on our website.  These cookies are specific to the third-party’s domain and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party, and not by us.  We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website, and how it is integrated and presented on our website.  We do not, however, have control over the content or the cookies themselves, the use made of them or the security of that data once held by the third party.

These third parties may collect information about a visit to our website, and they may then use this along with other data in order to serve advertising which may be more relevant to a user and their interests. However, we recognise that some visitors may see this use of data as intrusive, so for information we list the third party cookies that we use to allow users to manage their settings to their specifications.

The third party sites that we use are:

  • Google Analytics
    __utma - These are used to determine unique visitors to a site. Expiration is 2 years.
    __utmb - These are used to establish and continue a user session with a site. Expiration is 30 minutes.
    __utmc - These are used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. Expiration is after the browser is exited.
    __utmz - These are used to calculate search engine traffic, advertising campaigns and page navigation within the site. Expiration is 6 months.

We believe there is no reason for our website visitors to be concerned about the privacy implications of any of the cookies we use, but we do understand that clients may need to be made aware of the intention and scope of data stored in the cookies, which are created or updated on their computer when they visit our website.  Visitors always have the option to delete these cookies from their computer between visits to our website if desired.

If you have concerns about the privacy implications of the cookies we use, then we recommend you manage your cookie settings using the cookie management tools in your web browser.

Other Cookies

We occasionally try out other providers which may result in the creation off other cookies on a computer.  If we are currently doing so then these providers and cookies will be listed here.  No other trials are currently running.