|Cookies and your privacy|
To make this site work, we want to place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
This site is built using the Joomla! open source content management system and uses small unobtrusive session cookies in order to function fully eg for navigation
The standard Joomla! admin logs used on the website collect information on usage - URLs visited, and related information - and is recorded for all site visitors for the purpose of site traffic analytics and to enable us to check and rectify any website errors. Data in these logs is only accessible to our staff or organisations working on the website (in practice, this means only our website developer, and web editor).
At Kelso churches we use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding who is using the website and how they move around the site once they are here.
Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and, gives cusomers reports and data on web trends without identifying individual visitors. Analytics uses its own set of cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Google Analytics sets cookies called _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmd and _utmz
The _utma cookie stores each user’s number of visits, time of the first visit, the previous visit and the current visit, This cookie expires two years after your last visit to this site.
The _utmb and _utmc cookies check how long a visitor stays on the site: when a visit starts and ends. _utma expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity and _utmc expires at the end of a session (when you close your browser).
The _utmz cookie tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link) and expires sic months after it was last set.
The _utmv and _utmd cookies track visitor journeys through the site and classifies them into groups. These cookies expire immediately.
These cookies are collected on all pages of our website unless you have stated otherwise. Saying no to these cookies will have no impact on your use or experience of the website.