Cookie Policy

Last Updated:  November 2018

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website server maintaining and operating the site. They do not compromise your privacy or security as they store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer that will allow a website to remember for example, your preferences or account details.

It is our policy to use cookies only for more accurate anonymous analysis such as tracking the time/date of the visit, the page viewed, the referrer, etc.

The cookie information does not include personal data such as name, age, phone number, email address or mailing address.  In addition, we do not link cookies to personal data. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. But you can set your browser to stop cookies being placed on your computer – please refer to your Internet browser for instructions. 

How We Use Cookies

We only use cookies to improve our site.  We do not sell the information collected by our cookies or use our cookies to provide advertisements.  For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Cookies on www.oliff.com

Non-Essential Cookies – Analytics Cookies

Oliff.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics helps us measure and analyze the way the site is used.  Our Google Analytics settings have been modified to IP address anonymization. The IP anonymization feature in Analytics sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network.  As a result, the full IP address is never written to disk.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Third Party Cookies

The only third party cookies this site uses are those provided by Google Inc., for its Google Analytics service which provides analysis of website usage and traffic.

For more information on Google Privacy Policy when using Analytics cookies, or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics cookies on all websites you visit, go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Automatically collected data

We log visitor’s domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

The following is a list of cookies used by our website, and what they are used for:

Name: _utm.gif
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time:
Description/Purpose:
The __utm.gif is hosted on Google’s servers, Google reads the request and logs the information so that it can process them into reports.

The information is sent in the query string of a request for the __utm.gif file. This file is requested for every single pageview, transaction and event.  When the files are processed, Google Analytics can then string together the individual actions into a visit.

Name: _utma
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update
Description/Purpose:
Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Name: _utmb
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time: 30 mins from set/update
Description/Purpose:
Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Name: _utmc
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time: End of browser session
Description/Purpose:
Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Name: _utmt
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time:  10 minutes
Description/Purpose:
Used to throttle request rate.

Name: _utmz
Provider: Google Analytics
Default Expiration Time: 6 months from set/update
Description/Purpose:
Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Here is how to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies. The exact procedure depends on the browser you are using.

How to Manage, Block, or Delete Cookies

Internet Explorer

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies

Firefox

To prevent new cookies from being installed:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

To delete existing cookies:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Google Chrome

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471