Cookie Policy

The Gallo Family Vineyards (“GFV”) website (the “Site”) uses cookies. Cookies are small data files which the Site places on your computer or handheld device. This is normal practice for websites. This policy helps to explain when and why cookies may be sent to you when you visit this Site and how you can block and delete cookies.

What are cookies and how do they work?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to remember you, either for the duration of your visit (using a session cookie) or for repeat visits (using a persistent cookie).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognize you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

The use of cookies on this Site: your choices

Under European Union law consent is needed in order to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you. By entering your Date of Birth and entering our Web Site, after viewing our notification that the site uses cookies, we assume you have consented to the use of cookies during your visit.

Unless the cookie is strictly necessary, it is possible to modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.  You can also delete cookies that have already been set, although, please remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website may not work.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The cookies that we use, and why

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the Site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the Site by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our Site to provide you with a better user experience. We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law.

The tables below explain what cookies we use on our Site, why we use them and whether they are functionality or performance related cookies. Please note that any information collected by functionality and performance cookies on this website is done so anonymously. We also state whether a cookie is a persistent or session cookie.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customized preference settings (e.g. text size). We use a functionality cookie to store the information you provide when you tell us that you are of legal age to drink alcohol in your country.  This cookie is named “agegate” and will be stored on your machine for a period of 14 days before it expires.  Using this cookie means that we do not need to ask your date of birth every time you visit the Site. 

These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or using a map, which is what we use them for on our website.

Performance Cookies

We use "performance" cookies to analyse your visiting patterns on our Site and other trends and statistics regarding your use of our Site and the sites from which you visited us (referrers).  Using these helps us deliver the best web experience for you and to understand what our readers are looking at so that we can produce more of the right kind of content.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings.

We do not use cookies to track your Internet browsing activities before or after you visit the Site.

Website:  gallofamily.co.uk

Cookie:

 

Type

Site Cookie

Name

PHPSESSID

Purpose

Storing visitor session information and website settings

Persistent/Session Cookie?

Session

Data Stored

Alphanumeric

Domain Name

http://www.gallofamily.co.uk/

Third Party

N/A 

Cookie:

 

Type

Google Analytics

Name

_utma

Purpose

This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits.

Persistent/Session Cookie?

Date

Data Stored

Alphanumeric

Domain Name

http://www.gallofamily.co.uk/

Third Party

Yes

Cookie:

 

Type

Google Analytics

Name

_utmb and _utmc

Purpose

The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.

Persistent/Session Cookie?

Date and Session

Data Stored

Alphanumeric

Domain Name

http://www.gallofamily.co.uk/

Third Party

YES

Cookie:

 

Type

Google Analytics

Name

_utmt

Purpose

If you are making use of the user-defined report in Google Analytics, and have coded something on your site for some custom segmentation, the __utmv cookie gets set on the person’s computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. The __utmv cookie is also a persistent, lifetime cookie.

Persistent/Session Cookie?

Date

Data Stored

Alphanumeric

Domain Name

http://www.gallofamily.co.uk/

Third Party

N/A

   

Cookie:

 

Type

Age Verification

Name

agegate

Purpose

This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keyword was used, and location when website was accessed. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.

Persistent/Session Cookie?

Date

Data Stored

Alphanumeric

Domain Name

http://www.gallofamily.co.uk/

Third Party

N/A

Changes to this Cookie Policy

If this Cookie Policy changes, the revised policy will include a new effective date and will be posted on this page. Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. The effective date of this Cookie Policy is January, 2017.