Cookies

 

Information about our use of cookies

This policy (this “Policy”) explains how we use cookies on the Business Gateway website (this “Website”). We recommend that you read this Policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used.

Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your device from other users. In this Policy, we use the term "cookie" to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects ("Flash cookies"), and pixel tags.

We may combine information collected via cookies with information such as your IP address, the type of brower, device and operating system, for example to provide statistical information about visitors to this Website.

You can find out more about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The user instructions for your browser or device will explain how you can control the use of cookies on your device.

Types of cookies used on this Website

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies 

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies

They 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.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. 

Third party cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. 

Cookies used on this Website

Google Analytics

Cookies: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz
Type: Analytical/performance cookies, third party cookies
Expiry: 2 years; 30 minutes; when you quit your browser; 6 months (respectively)
Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data.

Expression Engine

Expression engine is the software that this website is built on. It sets the following cookies:

Cookie: exp_tracker
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: End of session. 
Purpose: Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.

Cookie: exp_last_visit
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: 1 year. 
Purpose: 
Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.

Cookie: exp_last_activity
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: 1 year. 
Purpose: Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.

Cookie: exp_mbi_access_token
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: 15 minutes. 
Purpose: Identifies a user during the event booking process. 

Cookie: exp_bgateway_events_selection
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: 1 year.
Purpose: Contains the user selection of events to be booked.

Cookie: exp_bgateway_user_area
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies
Expiry: 2 years.
Purpose: Contains the user area selection to allow for relevant localised information to be displayed. This area is defined as the user's region rather than specific address data. 

Live Chat

Cookie: common_iwcs_0, main_window_timestamp, main_window_timestamp_0, message_text, recent_window
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies, third party cookies
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Allows for the use of the Third Party tool 'Live Chat' that is used for contacting Business Gateway advisers.

Cookie: __livechat_lastvisit, __livechat
Type: Strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies, third party cookies
Expiry: 2 years.
Purpose: Allows for the use of the Third Party tool 'Live Chat' that is used for contacting Business Gateway advisers.

Rejecting cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or device 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 this Website, or may find that some features do not operate properly.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.

Changes to this policy

This cookies Policy may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.

Contact us

For further information from us on any of this Policy or for any queries relating to them, please contact us at hello@bgateway.com or by phone on 0300 013 4753.