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Cookie policy

General information on Cookies
The majority of websites you visit will use some form of cookies in order to track you and improve your user experience. This might be for the duration of your visit (by using what’s called a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (by using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies are little bits of code that are placed on your computer. If you want to know more about cookies, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit ‘about cookies‘ for detailed guidance.

What cookies does this site use?
The information below describes the cookies we use on the Walton Athletic Club website and what we use them for. Currently, we use a opt-in / opt-out consent method which means that we provide a cookie consent notice when arriving at the website with the option to amend your settings or accepting the default.

If you are not happy with our consent method then you should either not use this site, update your settings or you should delete our cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Session Cookies
We use session cookies to remember you as you navigate around our website. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then the website may not function correctly.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for can be found here.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to understand how the site is being used (eg. What pages visitors go to most often) in order to improve the user experience. User data is aggregated and completely anonymous.

Read Google’s position on privacy as it details its Google Analytics service.

Managing Cookies
You can manage you cookie settings for this website at any time by visiting cookie settings.

Our cookies:

Name Purpose Expires Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics





This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before



2 years

_gid This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes
Google Analytics




Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the website or to a certain page

2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the website 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached the website (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months