Cookie Policy

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This policy was last updated: 18th July 2018

This website uses cookies to track users’ interactions and improve functionality for the user. This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are and how they are used on the website,

If you have any concerns in relation to this Cookie Policy, you can contact us by email to

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the user with a tailored experience when navigating the website.

Disabling Cookies

You can disable cookies on your device by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your device. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your device. However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site may not fully function.

How we use Cookies

The Wicksteed Park website uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Cookies are a user’s identification card for our servers.

Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer or device. This complies with UK legislation which requires that explicit consent is given by users before reading files are left, or applied, on a user’s computer or device.

To the extent that cookies data constitutes personally identifiable information, we process such data on the basis of your consent.

Types of Cookies

A Cookie may also be referred to as a HTTP Cookie which can be classed by the time that they are placed on a user’s device.

Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies may be used to validate your access to different parts of the website during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies are used for different purposes and these may fall into one of the below categories:

  • Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.
  • Some cookies may be unclassified.

Cookies we use

The Cookies we use are shown in the tables below.

Cookie Type Provider Use Retention Period
laravel_session HTTP Used when uploading or renewing website content Session
Wickys Hunt HTTP Used to track which friends the user has found in the Wicky's Hunt website game 1 Month
Cookie Type Provider Use Retention Period
_utm.gif Pixel Google Analytics Tracking code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer Session
_utma HTTP / Google Analytics Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit 2 years
_utmb HTTP / Google Analytics Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit Session
_utmc HTTP / Google Analytics Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit Session
_utmt HTTP / Google Analytics Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server Session
_utmz HTTP Google Analytics Collects data on where the user cam from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used 6 months
Cookie Type Provider Use Retention Period
r/collect Pixel Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels Session
Cookie Type Provider Use Retention Period
XSRF-TOKEN HTTP Unclassified Session


Wicksteed Park uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor its visitors, and to better understand how they use the site. This software uses cookies to track visitors’ usage. The software will save a cookie to the user’s hard drive in order to track and monitor engagement and usage of the website. The cookie will not store, save or collect personal information.

Google’s privacy policy is available at Users may opt-out from having their data collected by disabling the tracking.

Consent to Cookies

If you accept the use of Cookies on this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by us and any third parties as identified in this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us by email to

About Us

Wicksteed Park is privately owned by the Wicksteed Charitable Trust, Registered Charity No.1142103. Our registered office address is Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NF. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection reference number Z6513043. We can be contacted by email to

Where we manage personal data, we identify as a Data Controller and recognise and act on our obligations under applicable data protection laws.

Further Information

Guidelines for the processing and handling of data is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK supervisory authority on data protection, see

Information is also available at and

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