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There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using websites:
First party cookies: these are the sites own cookies, controlled by the site owner and used to provide information about usage of the site and possibly help the site’s functionality. www.racecottam.com does not use these cookies.
- ensure the website works
- measure how you use the website, so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Here is a list of the main cookies we use, and what they are used for:
- utma Cookie purpose description: Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the web site as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
- utmb Cookie purpose description: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.
- utmc Cookie purpose description: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the web site. Used b y Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.
- utmt Cookie purpose description: Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
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Social Media linking
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Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that we participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms.