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We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. This means we can make sure we are meeting the needs of our users and make continuous improvements based on this information.
Google Analytics stores information about:
· the web pages you visit
· length of time you spend on each web page
· how you came to the site (e.g. 3rd party link, social media channel, organic search)
· what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. Google Analytics sets these cookies on www.inverclydeshed.co.uk
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_utmb Calculates the average length of time you spend on our website – Expires 30 mins
_utmc Gauges when you close your browser - Expires Immediately
_utmz Tells us how you reached us (eg 3rd party link, social media channel, search engine) – Expires 6 months
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