Cookie Policy

This Site Uses Cookies

The www.straygoat.co.uk website uses cookies for Google Analytics.  The BBC site does a good job of explaining the pros and cons of cookies, so if you would like to find out more, head over to: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information that is downloaded to your device’s hard drive when you visit a site. It records how you use the site so that, when you revisit the site, the site can present options that are tailored for you. Cookies can also be used to analyse web traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Nearly all websites use cookies and they do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time 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.

How Does StrayGoat Use Cookies?

StrayGoat use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer. 
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Consent to Use Cookies

If you continue to use the www.straygoat.co.uk site, it is seen as implied consent to the use of cookies.

If you do not want to accept cookies, please adjust your browser’s settings.  You should be able to set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. If you can’t find the settings, the aboutcookies.org website should point you in the right direction for most of the leading browsers:

https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/

Other Privacy Info

For information on data protection and all that GDPR-related stuff, please see the Privacy Policy page.

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