Rutherford Direct, operating under Proton Partners International Limited, understands the importance of protecting and respecting your online privacy. This is the Cookie Policy for Rutherford Direct, accessible from www.rutherforddirect.com, and ensures that we are complying with the relevant data protection laws, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of the site.

Cookies are classified as either first or third party. A first-party cookie is a cookie created by the site that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is created by a website with a domain name other than the one you are currently visiting.

Cookies have an applied duration based on their purpose (‘session’ or ‘persistent’). Session cookies expire after a session ends and would not be stored beyond this purpose. Session cookies are mostly used for website functionally. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device in-between sessions and they can allow the actions of the user across a site, or different sites, to be remembered. The expiry date of a persistent cookie is set by the website operator however, you can also delete these cookies manually or configure the browser settings to be deleted periodically.

 

What types of Cookies do we use?
  • -Essential Cookies: These are considered functional cookies and are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to be remembered in relation to any personal preferences that you have activated i.e., Cookie consent banner or secure areas that require a unique log in.
  • -Analytical Cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors use the website. This helps us improve the website and provide a better visitor experience.
  • -Marketing Cookies: These cookies identify browsers for the purpose of providing advertising and site analytics services.

The table below provides an overview of the cookies currently used on this website, including third-party.

 

Name Description Purpose Retention Owner
__cfduid

 

This cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information. Functional 1 month Cloudfare
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary

 

This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”. Functional 1 year Cookie Law Info Plugin
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary

 

This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Non-Necessary”. Functional 1 year Cookie Law Info Plugin
viewed_cookie_policy

 

This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data. Functional 1 year Cookie Law Info Plugin
_gat-*

 

This cookie is set by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Analytics 1 minute Google
_ga

 

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. It stores information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Analytics 2 years Google
_gid

 

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Analytics 1 day Google
wow.anonymousId

 

This cookie is set by Spotler and tracks an anonymous visitor ID. Analytics 2 years Spotler
wow.schedule

 

This cookie is set by Spotler and enables it to track the Load Balance Session Queue. Analytics 20 minutes Spotler
wow.session

 

This cookie is set by Spotler to track the session state. Analytics 20 minutes Spotler
wow.utmvalues

 

This cookie is set by Spotler and stores the UTM values for the session. UTM values are specific text strings that are appended to URLs that allow Communigator to track the URLs and the UTM values when they get clicked on. Analytics 20 minutes Spotler
_fbp

 

This cookie is set by Facebook and identifies browsers for the purposes of providing advertising and site analytics services and has a lifespan of 90 days. Marketing 3 months Facebook
_gcl_au

 

This cookie is set by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Marketing 3 months Google

 

Disabling cookies

You can change your cookie preference at any time by clicking on the Cookies and Privacy Policy link in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and select Cookie Settings. This will allow you to withdraw your consent for any non-necessity (Analytics & Marketing) cookies. Alternatively, you can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies via your browser may remove essential cookies which can affect the functionality of our website.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Further Information

We hope the above information has clarified what cookies we use and how we protect your data. If you would like more information, please contact us by emailing: [email protected]

You can also visit aboutcookies.org for further information relating to the use of cookies.

 

This Cookie Policy was updated on 11th February 2021.