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Cookies

Our Cookie policy

Great Bear is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website, continually auditing back-end technologies to ensure compliance to EC Directives.

To make greatbear.co.uk simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are generically known as cookies (although may involve other file types such as HTML5 Cache). Almost every website you visit will be doing this to a certain level.

Cookies improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • storing information that allows quicker retrieval of content, improving the speed of use

The cookies that we use do not identify you personally, they are present to make the site work better for you. You can manage/prevent these small files yourself if you wish. Details of how to do that are found here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

How we use cookies and related technologies

Great Bear uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its user’s needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

 

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://www.AboutCookies.org