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Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

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Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

You can prevent the use of these cookies by not accepting them, however it will affect your use of this website. 

External functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by external providers. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube videos
  • Vimeo videos
  • Twitter embeds
  • Social share buttons

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these external providers.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by the social media platform you use to share our content. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. To keep things simple, we are only using social share buttons from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest:

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to be able to spend our time on content creation rather than code fiddling. 

We use Jetpack Stats  to track visits to our website. No personal identifiable information is collected. 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you have concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

More detail about our cookies

CookieTypePurposeProviderExpirationMore info
GAPSFunctionalityEmbedded Google calendar for show, obedience and racing yrsGoogle set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on.
__cfduidFunctionalityWeb statistics tool.datatables.net1 yrWe use TablePress to create our many league and racing results tables.
FunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.wordpress.com1 yrJetpack Privacy Policy
hc_post_asFunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.wordpress.com1 weekJetpack Privacy Policy
etSocialCookieFunctionalityUsed for social sharing with Monarch pluginthewhippetclub.com1 session
wordpress_logged_in_FunctionalityAfter login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.thewhippetclub.com2 weeks
wordpress_sec_FunctionalityLogin cookie for website administratorsthewhippetclub.com2 weeks
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wp-settings-1FunctionalitySets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is the individual user ID from the users database table.This is used to customize their view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.thewhippetclub.com1 yr
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G_ENABLED_IDPSFunctionalityForms part of (Wordpress) Jetpack commenting.public-api.wordpress.compersistentJetpack Privacy Policy

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