What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
You can, of course, customize your cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies
Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies originate from external advertising companies (among others) and are used to gather information about the websites visited by the user, in order to e.g. create targeted advertising for the user.
The following Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies are used on our website:
_ga - this is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 14 months.
_gid - this is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24 hours.
_gat - this is used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10 minutes.
In all cases, the format of the data stored is:
Version - this refers to the version of the Google Analytics script in use
Depth - this refers to the URL (Uniform Resource Locator - the technical name for a web address) depth of the request (is the page your accessing the script from the top level domain (i.e braunstonebaptistchurch.com) or from a sub-page (i.e braunstonebaptistchurch.com/about). The number specifically refers to the level with 2 for top level domain, 3+ for sub domains/levels and so on.
UniqueID - this is a random number used to identify your browsing session on our site
CreationTimeStamp - this is the timestamp of when the cookie was created
A combination of UniqueID and CreationTimeStamp are then combined to send your Client ID to Google Analytics for tracking purposes.
Administration and deletion of cookies
You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail from your browser’s help function.
Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions of our website.