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Cookies

We use cookies to make our websites more user-friendly. Find out about the main types of cookies we use, and what we use them for. The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better so that we can provide a more focused user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, Explore Shrewsbury can enhance subsequent visits by tailoring our content to match your requirements.

We use cookies principally because we want to make our website and mobile applications user-friendly, and we are interested in anonymous user behaviour. Generally our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, Explore Shrewsbury encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

What Are Cookies? 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer or any other device used to visit a website (e.g. a mobile phone). Cookies are used by many websites to enable the website to work efficiently and to distinguish you from other users in order to improve your browsing experience. For example, cookies can remember your preferences so you do not have to input the same data each time you visit a website, record what you have put in your shopping basket, and count the number of people viewing a website to analyse whether the website is being used or whether the content needs to be updated.

How Do We Use Cookies?

We use:

  • Performance cookies which let us know how visitors use the website so that we can continue to improve the website for those using it, e.g. which pages are most popular and which features are no longer relevant to visitors. 
  • Functionality cookies allow us to remember your choices and personalise your experience on this website.

List of Cookies We Use

_gid    This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat_gtag_UA Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.
_ga     This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
wordpress_[hash] WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password. This usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console area, the backend dashboard of the website. They cannot be seen on front-end of the website, even when logged in.
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in. Here [hash] represents the value that is obtained by applying a specific mathematical formula applied to the username and password. This is to ensure that the input values are safe and no one can access these data using the cookies.
wp-settings The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website. The value represented by [UID] is the individual user ID of the user as given to them in the users’ database table.
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress also sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie is set by WordPress to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users.

Additional Information 

You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable, enable or delete them, at the following website: www.ico.gov.uk. 

If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy or complaints please contact us at info@exploreshrewsbury.co.uk.