Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

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 may result in disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

As the Cathie Associates’ website is a marketing tool and does not provide services such as online shopping baskets or a user area, the need to use cookies is very limited. Due to this, the primary cookies which are used are implemented through our use of Google analytics.

Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to under and how you use our website. A combination of session (Cookies which are only used while you are browsing the website) and persistent (Cookies which are stored on your machine after you close the website), are used via Google Analytics. Below are the Cookies that are used by Cathie associates and Google Analytics:

_ga

This is the only persistent cookie which is used. The cookie is used to allow the analytics platform to distinguish users. When you visit the site, the cookie will store an identifier on your machine so that when you revisit the site, I know that you have visited before. The cookie will expire after 2 year and this is managed by Google.

_gid, _gat

These cookies are session cookies which will be in use while you are browsing the website. They are used to track information about the pages you visit, how long you spend on specific sites as well as other metrics which are sent anonymously to the google analytics platform.

Additional information regarding google cookies, please visit the good analytics cookie information page here