Cookie Policy

OUR COOKIE POLICY

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling essential functionality and features required to use this site. It is recommended that you do not disable your cookies as they are most likely vital to providing service that you use on the Desert Academy website.

 

What are Cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences and are used by many websites for user experience and analysis purposes.

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

 

What are they used for? 

This site offers a newsletter/ email subscription service and a variety of other data capture points on the website and cookies may be used to remember and capture your details so one of our team can contact you in the future.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

We also use cookies to track the pages you visit via Google Analytics. This helps us to understand and improve the user experience of visitors to this website.

 

Third Party Cookies

In some cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you may encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

Please see below for Google Analytics Cookies:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve to a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, Adwords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you put-out.

 

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site ensuring we understand which optimisation’s our users appreciate the most.

 

How to disable cookies

You can accept or block all cookies from websites you visit by default or receive an alert whenever a cookie if offered by a website’s server by adjusting the settings on your browser.

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and may other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site, therefore we do no recommend disabling cookies.

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