Strategic Blue – Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website such as your account.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Cookie Title/Name: _ga
Purpose: Google Analytics. 2 years – Used to distinguish users
More Information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Title/Name: _gid
Purpose: Google Analytics. 24 hours – Used to distinguish users
More Information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Title/Name: _gat
Purpose: Google Analytics. 1 minute – Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>
More Information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Title/Name: AMP_TOKEN
Purpose: Google Analytics. 30 seconds to 1 year – Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
More Information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Title/Name: _gac_<property-id>
Purpose: Google Analytics. 90 days – Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
More Information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Title/Name: wordpress_[hash]
Purpose: WordPress. Store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area.
More Information: https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/

Cookie Title/Name: wordpress_logged_in_[hash]
Purpose: WordPress. Indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
More Information: https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/

Cookie Title/Name: wp-settings-{time}-[UID]
Purpose: WordPress. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
More Information: https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/

Cookie Title/Name: comment_author_{HASH}, comment_author_email_{HASH}, comment_author_url_{HASH}
Purpose: WordPress. When visitors comment on your blog, they get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
More Information: https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

Google Analytics

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies https://www.google.com/about/company/user-consent-policy.html.

You can block cookies 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 website.