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This statement was last updated on 07 November 2020

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the website before. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of websites on site usage and performance.

There are different types of cookies. Necessary cookies enable a site's core functionality - a website cannot function properly without these cookies. You can disable necessary cookies by changing your browser preferences. Analytical cookies measure the pages a customer visits on a website - website owners collect this information to make site improvements and report on site usage. Third party cookies can be used for advertising purposes. You can read about the different types of cookies that we use on mygolfgains.com on this page.

The Information Commissioner's Office provide guidance on how to manage and delete cookies.

How are cookies used on mygolfgains.com?

Some of the cookies we use are essential for site functionality.

Other cookies help us to improve your website experience, including the content and technical performance of mygolfgains.com, by providing insights into how the site is used. For example, they allow us to count the number of visitors to specific pages, and to analyse website usage patterns and trends.

Some cookies help us to match relevant content with your interests - this assistance may appear in the form of advertisements via websites you visit.

The information we collect does not enable us to identify any website visitor personally. No individual data or personal information is stored in our cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use mygolfgains.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on mygolfgains.com
  • how long you spend on mygolfgains.com
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site
  • We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal analytics
Cookie namePurpose of the cookie Expires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit mygolfgains.com by tracking if you've visited before2 years
_gidThis helps us count how manay people visit mygolfgains.com by tracking if you've visited before24 hours
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute
Site functionality
Cookie namePurpose of the cookie Expires
gdpr-analyticsSaves a message to let us know that you've agreed to allow cookies for the purposes of website analytics.1 year