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Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and allows us to make improvements to our site.

This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of this website, please read our Privacy Policy.

We will ask you for your consent to our use of cookies when you first access our website. If you do not consent this will mean you will be treated as though you have blocked the of cookies. You may withdraw your consent at any time by declining to accept the cookie policy when you visit our website or by selecting the toggle in the bottom left corner to access the Cookie Hub preference centre

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

What cookies do we use and why?

To find out about specific cookies we use on this site, please see below for details.

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable optimisation of the site, or cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and enable you to submit information via our online forms.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed below.

  • Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting Cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

What specific cookies do we use?

Name Description Expiration
Cookiehub Used by CookieHub to store information about whether visitors have given or declined the use of cookie categories used on the site. 365 days
_gid Contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions. 1 day
_gat_* Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate (limit the collection of data on high traffic sites) 1 hour
_ga Contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions. 730 days
_ga_* Contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics 4 to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions. 730 days
YSC This cookie is set by YouTube video service on pages with YouTube embedded videos to track views. Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Set by YouTube and used for various purposes, including analytical and advertising. 180 days

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire within their specified timeframe. Once expired, the browser will not send that particular cookie to the server with the page request, however this will also depend on the specific browser and the user’s personal settings.

How to block our cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or our site may not function properly.

Can I withdraw my consent?

Our cookies are managed in CookieHub, and your preferences can be viewed and amended by clicking the icon in the bottom left-hand corner as featured below.

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can select the toggle in the bottom left corner and access the Cookie Hub preference centre.

How to turn cookies off

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie preferences. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss any queries or concerns regarding Ensors cookie policy. Please contact dataprotection@ensors.co.uk