Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. You can find out more about cookies, how we use them and how to control them below.

By using this website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Notice. If you do not consent to the use of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Cookie Notice so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your device.What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at www.aboutcookies.org

Types of cookies

Session and persistent
We may use session cookies which exist only until you close your web browser. We may also use persistent cookies which exist for a longer, specified period of time.

Purpose
Cookies on our website are used for one or more of the below purposes.

Purpose

Description

 

Strictly Necessary

Cookies which are strictly necessary to provide services requested by the user

 

Performance statistics

Cookies which collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages

 

Functionality

Cookies which allow a website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region) and provide enhanced, more personal features

 

Targeting or advertising

Cookies which are used to deliver adverts more relevant to a user and his or her interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign

 

Third party cookies
Our website may allow third party cookies to be set by services that appear on it. These cookies are not in our control. For further information about how the third party uses cookies, please visit the relevant third party website. Details of any third party cookies used on this website, including their purpose, will be outlined in the table below.

Cookies used on this website
Below is a summary of  cookies used on pgaplay.co.uk
You should check other PGA websites as the use of cookies may be different.

Name

Purpose & Category

Persistence

Origin

ARRAfinitySameSite

Website hosting performance 

Session only

Third party (Microsoft Azure)

ARRAfinity

Website hosting performance 

Session only

Third party (Microsoft Azure)

ai_session

Website hosting performance 

30 minutes after session starts/updates

Third party (Microsoft Azure)

ai_user

Website hosting performance 

1 year after session starts/updates

Third party (Microsoft Azure)

UMB_SESSION

Content Delivery

Session only

CMS (Umbraco)

_ga

Performance statistics, to identify unique users by assigning a random variable

2 years from set/update.

Third party (Google Analytics)

_ga_8ECGD393P2

Performance statistics, to persist the session state 

2 years from set/update.

Third party (Google Analytics)

How to control and delete cookies
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device.

In order to set your browser to reject cookies, refer to the help instructions supplied by the browser provider (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu). More detailed guidance can be found at www.aboutcookies.org

Please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

Changes to our use of cookies
Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here and if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

Contact Information
If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact privacy@pga.org.uk