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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Liverpool Acupuncture Clinic Cookie Policy

Liverpool Acupuncture Clinic sets and uses cookies through our website to store and manage user preferences, enable content, gather analytic and usage data and generally improve your user experience.

This policy sets out what type of cookies we use, how we use them and how you can control and manage them.

What is a cookie?  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information.  All cookies used on our site are used in accordance with current cookie law.

Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

First party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us.  Third party cookies are those placed by websites or services other than us. Third party cookies are used on our site for gathering analytical and usage data and advertising services.  These cookies are not integral to the functioning of our site and your use and experience of our site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them. You will be given the option to allow only first party cookies and block third party cookies.

Types of cookies and why we use them

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off without affecting how the website operates.  Your consent will not be sought to place these cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below but please be aware that parts of our website may not work if you do so.  These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Performance cookies.These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are most and least popular and see how visitors move around our website.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and that pages load quickly and display properly. We use services from to perform these functions.
  • Functionality cookies.These cookies are used to improve your experience of our website by enabling our website to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting and advertising cookies.These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and are used to deliver targeted (interest-based) advertising. These cookies may be set by third party companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.  They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. You can opt out of these cookies and continue to use our website.

You can find out more about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name of cookie Provider Description Type Expiry
Wordfence_verifiedhuman This cookie is set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks Strictly necessary cookies Session
Wfvt_# This cookie remembers the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to auto-populate form fields in order to save time for the user Functionality cookies Session
_ga This cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously Performance cookies 14 months
_gat This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Performance cookies Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statidstical data on how the visitor uses the website. Performance cookies Session
Collect Used to send data to google analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Targeting and advertising cookies Session


Managing cookies
In addition to the controls we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies on your internet browser. Most internet browsers enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies.  By default most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. Where you give your consent to the use of cookies, that consent can be withdrawn at any time by adjusting your cookie settings.  You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on or click help in your browser menu.

How Liverpool Acupuncture Clinic can change the Cookie Policy
We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

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