This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, UK HYPNOSIS ACADEMY LIMITED, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://ukhypnosisacademy.co.uk (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 23 May 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website.

‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About Cookies

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

List of cookies used

Name of cookie Type of cookie First or third party Session or persistent Timescale Purpose
JSESSIONID essential Third party Session Preserves users states across page requests.
CookieConsent essential First Party Persistent 1 Year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
wc_cart_hash_# essential First Party Session Saves Cart ID so you can have the same cart across pages.
wc_fragments_# essential First Party Session Remembers your shopping cart items.
wordpress_test_cookie essential First Party Session Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
woocommerce_items_in_cart essential First Party Session Tracks number of items in your cart
woocommerce_cart_hash essential First Party Session Creates a unique ID for your cart in order to persist it across pages
wp_woocommerce_session_# essential Third Party Persistent 1 day Remembers your shopping session in case you leave the site and come back.
PHPSESSID essential First Party Session Preserves user session state across page requests.
bcookie marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
bscookie marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
lidc marketing Third Party Session Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
__widgetsettings marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years HTML local storage
local_storage_support_test marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years HTML local storage
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE targeting Third Party Persistent 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
bcookie targeting Third Party Persistent 2 years Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
bscookie targeting Third Party Persistent 2 years Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
lidc targeting Third Party Session Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE targeting Third Party Persistent 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
GPS targeting Third Party Session Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
YSC targeting Third Party Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
PREF marketing Third Party Persistent 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
yt-remote-cast-installed marketing Third Party Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-period marketing Third Party Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-app marketing Third Party Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-name marketing Third Party Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devices marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-id marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
mcwidget marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Storage cookie for Manychat live chat functionality
wc_cart_created essential First Party Session Stores cart create date and time
yt.innertube::nextId marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Logs the next video you watch on embedded Youtube
yt.innertube::requests marketing Third Party Persistent 2 years Tracks your request history on embedded YouTube videos

Essential cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • First party session and persistent cookies to facilitate the shopping cart on the website. These cookies are: wc_fragments_#, wp_woocommerce_session_#, woocommerce_items_in_cart, woocommerce_cart_hash, wc_cart_created.
  • First party session cookie to record whether the user is logged in: PHPSESSID
  • First party persistent cookies to recognise whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. These cookies are: CookieConsent. These cookies expire after 1 year.

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Non-Essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • Third party persistent cookie to help provide our live chat service. This cookie is: mcwidget and it expires after 2 years.

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing (or enhancing) the website functionality you have requested

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of functional cookies, please see our privacy policy which is available here: https://ukhypnosisacademy.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

  • Third party session and persistent cookies to analyse users’ access to and use of embedded social media services. These cookies are: lidc (session), bscookie (2 years), bcookie (2 years)
  • We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address) .

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gid, _gat, r/collect. These cookies are session and persistent cookies. These cookies expire after 2 years.

The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here.

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit this link

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here.

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, please see our privacy policy which is available here: https://ukhypnosisacademy.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Third party cookies

Third parties use cookies to analyse your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you and as well as track your engagement with embedded social media functions.. Third party cookies used in relation to our website include:

  • Third party session and persistent cookies to track your interaction with YouTube assets: yt-remote-cast-installed (session), yt-remote-fast-check-period (session), yt-remote-session-app (session), yt-remote-session-name (session), yt-remote-connected-devices (persistent - 2 years), yt-remote-device-id (persistent - 2 years), yt.innertube::nextId (persistent - 2 years), yt.innertube::requests (persistent - 2 years), GPS (session), PREF (persistent - 8 months), YSC (session), VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (persistent - 179 days).
  • Third party persistent cookies to track your widget interaction. These cookies are: local_storage_support_test (persistent - 2 years), __widgetsettings (persistent - 2 years)

How to opt in or out from third party cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using third party cookies by By opting into their use by ticking the 'targeting' box in the cookie banner you are presented with when you first access the website.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of functional cookies, please see our privacy policy which is available here: https://ukhypnosisacademy.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

  • You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
  • You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. Upon first accessing the website, you will be presented with a cookie banner which you can use to find out more about the cookies used on the website and/or opt out of their use. You can then confirm your options and these preferences will be saved for a year. Should you wish to change your preferences, press the button below entitled 'Renew or Update your Cookie preferences' - pressing this button displays the cookie banner again and you can alter your preferences.

Renew or change your cookie consent

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.

Copyright, Credit and logo

This Cookies Policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit https://gdprprivacypolicy.org

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved. Where we display the GDPR Privacy Policy logo on our website, this is used to indicate that we have adopted a privacy policy template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy as the basis for this Privacy Policy.