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Cookie Information

We place cookies on your computer in order to help us improve our website. A cookie refers to a small file that is often loaded onto your computer during your visit to a website. Cookies are used for a variety of reasons such as storing user preferences, helping to keep websites secure and performing analytical tracking. Nearly all websites you visit will utilise cookies in one form or another.

On this page you will find open and accurate information on the different types of cookies our website uses and the functions of each of these. If you are looking for information on how we collect and use personal information then please see our privacy policy.

How We Categorise Cookies

Our website makes use of a variety of cookies in order to enhance the user experience. The cookies we use are categorised in the following ways:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to access and navigate our website. Without these cookies, core website features cannot be provided.
  • Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages our visitors access the most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identify you as a visitor and are only used to improve how our website works.
  • Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make so that we can provide an enhanced user experience.
  • Targeting & Advertising Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you, your interests and the content of our website. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of various advertising campaigns. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website and such information can be shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

The below table provides information on the cookies our website uses that are identified as strictly necessary for the operation of the site.

CategoryNameSourceFunctionalityDescriptionLifespan
SystemCookiesEnabled1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Controls Cookie UsageThis cookie is loaded onto your computer when visiting our website. It contains a value of “true” or “false” depending on whether you decide to enable or disable cookies. By default, this cookie will have a value of “true”.1 Year
SystemHideCookieInfo1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Controls Cookie NotificationsThis cookie is used to decide which cookie notification bar (if any) to show at the top of the page. It contains a value of “true” or “false” depending on whether you decide to enable or disable cookies and/or hide the cookie notification bar.1 Year
SystemEUVisitor1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Limits Cookie NotificationsThis cookie is loaded onto your computer when visiting our website. It contains a value of “true” or “false” depending on whether your IP address is located in a country that’s part of the European Union (EU.) This cookie helps us limit the display of our default cookie notifications to EU visitors only.
Security__cfduid1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Overrides Security RestrictionsThis cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. The cookie is provided as part of the CloudFlare service that our website uses in order to maintain its security and increase its performance.5 Years

Performance Cookies

The below table provides information on the cookies our website uses that are classed under the performance category.

CategoryNameSourceFunctionalityDescriptionLifespan
Analytics_ga1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Google AnalyticsThis cookie stores a unique client identifier (client ID), which is a randomly generated number. The ID is included with each request sent to Google Analytics and is later used by Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data.2 Years
Analytics_gat1st Party (Clean Energy Ideas)Google AnalyticsThe _gat global object is used to create and retrieve tracker objects from which all other methods are invoked. This is a cookie with a short life span that is used to track user activity.10 Minutes

Functionality Cookies

Our websites doesn’t currently make use of any cookies that are classed under the functionality category.

Targeting & Advertising Cookies

The below table provides information on the cookies our website uses that are classed under the targeting and advertising category.

CategoryNameSourceFunctionalityDescriptionLifespan
Advertisingid3rd Party (Google)Delivers Advertisements & Tracks User EngagementThe id cookie is the core cookie used by the Google’s AdSense program in order to deliver advertisements to users. This cookie is coded by Google and may possibly track user engagement.2 Years
Advertising_drt_3rd Party (Google)Delivers Advertisements & Tracks User EngagementThe _drt_ cookie is a cookie used by the Google’s AdSense program in order to deliver advertisements to users. This cookie is also coded by Google and again, may possibly track user engagement.12 Hours

Cookie Lifespan Information

It’s important to understand that the lifespan of some of the above cookies will refresh during each visit to our website. For example, if _ga is loaded onto your computer today, it will expire 2 years from today’s date, however, should you re-visit our website in a year’s time for example and the cookie is still present on your computer then its expiry date will be refreshed to be 2 years from that point in time.

Disclaimer

Whilst our aim is to provide honest and comprehensive information on the cookies our website uses, there may be occasions where 3rd party organisations change aspects of their existing cookies or include additional cookies to be delivered as a result of visiting our website. This could potentially be done with no prior warning to us and therefore it may take several weeks or months before we notice the change and are able to update this cookie information accordingly.

Should you notice a discrepancy between the cookie listings on this page and the actual cookies that are delivered to your computer then please contact us to make us aware of the problem so that we can make the necessary changes to the information on this page.