Use of cookies by Shettleston Housing Association

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Permission from you to download cookies

We must get your consent to download cookies to your device. When you use our website you will be given the option as to which cookies you would like to use. We do not have any control over third party cookies from other websites.

Analytics Cookies

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YouTube/Video/Google Maps Cookies

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Advertising & Other Cookies

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The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Session cookie PHPSESSID This cookie is automatically activated when customers access the website and expires at the end of the browsing session. Its purpose is to monitor the user’s session. It is needed in order to browse our website and for our website to work properly.

Own/third party:  Own

Purpose: Necessary

Expiry date: At the end of the session

Exempt (from the duty of information and consent)

Google Analytics cookies _ga




These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

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Own/third party:  Third party

Purpose: Analytics

Expiry date: 26 months

WordPress user cookies WordPress_[hash]



These cookies are set for administrators of the website.

On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area, /wp-admin/

After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the user database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Own/third party:  Own

Purpose: Necessary

Expiry date: After 12 months

Exempt (from the duty of information and consent)

Comment cookies comment_author_[hash]



These cookies are set for administrators of the website.

When an administrator comments on the news blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the administrator won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

Own/third party:  Own

Purpose: Necessary

Expiry date: After 12 months

Exempt (from the duty of information and consent)


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