The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the website and your location.
You can delete and block cookies but parts of our website won’t work without them. The links below explain how you can control cookies via your internet browser.
A visit to a page on counselling-direct.co.uk may generate the following types of cookie:
1. Session cookies
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page. Without session cookies many user functions on our website would not work. To make sure things run smoothly while you are using our website, a unique ID will track your session from page to page.
2. Persistent cookies
We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session. Persistent cookies help our website remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us. Persistent cookies last for a pre-defined period unless they are deleted.
3. Anonymous analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics for statistical purposes to track how many individual unique users we have and how often they visit our website. We collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users and from which countries.
You can opt out of these by visiting the Google Analytics opt out page.
Submitting your personal data on our website
We also collect information where you choose to disclose data when signing up to receive marketing e-mails.
The minimum information we need to register a user is an e-mail address. We ask further questions for different services. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory.