What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
Types of Cookies we use
|_dc_gtm_UA-37302953-1||.churchfinder.com||This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.||1 minute||Necessary|
|__cf_bm||.vimeo.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||30 minutes||Functional|
|vuid||.vimeo.com||These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.||2 years||Functional|
|_ga||.churchfinder.com||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics|
|_gid||.churchfinder.com||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day||Analytics|
|__gads||.churchfinder.com||The __gads cookie, set by Google, is stored under DoubleClick domain and tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the success of the campaign and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are set on and will not track any data while browsing through other sites.||1 year 24 days||Analytics|
|__gpi||.churchfinder.com||Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.||1 year 24 days||Advertisement|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies.||15 minutes||Advertisemet|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||This cookie is set by Doubleclick and carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||1 year||Advertisemet|
Consent and Control
If you wish to restrict block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites you can generally do this through your browser settings. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
US Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s ''Help'' function or official support documents.