Cookies Policy

About us
This website is operated by Oberg Associates Ltd, T/A Max Benjamin, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland under company number 220168 with registered office at Glenstock, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, Ireland (“Max Benjamin”, “we”, “our” or “us”).

Who does this policy apply to?
This cookie policy relates to your use of our website and any other service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference and should be read together with our Privacy Notice.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. There are two distinct types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie allows a website to link your actions during a particular browser session. They expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards. A persistent cookie is stored on your device in between browser sessions and allows your preferences or actions across websites to be remembered. They will remain on your device for a pre-defined period of time or until they are deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies.

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website as they help to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. Some of the information will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually. For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, please see www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org .

Consent to use cookies and changing settings
We will ask for your permission to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested. You can provide your consent to the use of non-necessary cookies and similar technologies by signifying your acceptance of cookies on our cookies notice and/or by accessing the privacy preference centre on our website. The privacy preference centre should be accessible in the cookie notice that appears at the bottom of our website when you visit our website for the first time or subsequently if we change the cookies we use. Within our privacy preference centre you can signify your consent to certain categories of non-necessary cookies by moving the consent slider to an ‘on’ position. You can withdraw any consent to the use of non-necessary cookies or manage any other cookie preferences using our privacy preference centre. It may be necessary to refresh the website page for the updated
settings to take effect.

Alternatively, if you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies (including those which are strictly necessary to the services requested). The process varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device’s settings or help section for more information. Some functionality on our website requires the use of cookies, so disabling these may affect the service. Find out how to manage
cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout 

Our use of cookies and similar technologies

We use the following categories of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our website will not work as a result. These cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, navigating through pages or filling in forms.

Functional Cookies. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around our website. These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to count your visit to our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Targeting Cookies: These are set through our website by our advertising or social media partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites. If you do not allow these cookies, you should experience less targeted advertising. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

Cookie Type Duration Purpose
_utma
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Persistent
2 year expiry
Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to distinguish visitors and sessions to calculate new and returning visitor statistics and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmb
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Persistent
30 minute expiry
Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to determine new website sessions and visits (creating a time stamp of the time the visitor accesses the website) and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Session
Google Analytics cookie that is used to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.
_utmt
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Persistent
10 minute expiry
Google Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_utmv
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Persistent
2 year expiry
Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to store visitor-level custom variable data and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmz
First party cookie provided by Max Benjamin
Performance
Consent required
Persistent
6 month expiry
Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to store the source of website traffic so we know how visitors reach our website and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
PHPSESSID
Necessary
Content
This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
yith_wcwl_session_918325b5288734966d20e293a16aadbc
Other
4 weeks
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tk_or
Analytics
5 years
This cookie is set by JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce. This is a referral cookie used for analyzing referrer behavior for Jetpack
tk_r3d
Analytics
3 days
The cookie is installed by JetPack. Used for the internal metrics fo user activities to improve user experience
tk_lr
Analytics
1 year
This cookie is set by JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce. This is a referral cookie used for analyzing referrer behavior for Jetpack
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary
Necessary
1 year
This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary
Necessary
1 year
This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".

Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found here

Third-party cookies 3
We use cookies provided by third parties in order to improve our website, personalise your experience and understand how our website is used. Some of these named third parties will set their own cookies if you permit them to do so (if your permission is required). These cookies may relate to, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. 

Cookie Type Duration Purpose
_utm.gif
Third party pixel provided by Google Analytics
Performance
Consent required
Session
Google Analytics tracking code that logs analytics information collected and sends this information to Google Analytics in order to provide us with analytics reports. Read more at Google’s Tracking Code Overview
vuid
Third party cookie provided by vimeo.com
Functional
Consent required
Persistent
2 year expiry
We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website. When a user presses play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.
r/collect
Third party pixel provided by doubleclick.net (Google)
Targeting
Consent required
Session
Pixel used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitors device and behaviour. It tracks the visitors across devices and marketing channels. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help
IDE
Third party cookie provided by doubleclick.net (Google)
Targeting
Consent required
Persistent
1 year expiry
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking an advertiser's ad with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help
test_cookie
Third party cookie provided by doubleclick.net (Google)
Targeting
Consent required
Persistent
1 day expiry
Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user's browser supports cookies. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help
YSC
Third party cookie provided by youtube.com
Targeting
Consent required
Session
YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what LKS DRAFT 14 JULY 2020 5 videos from YouTube the user has seen. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page
GPS
Third party cookie provided by youtube.com
Targeting
Consent required
Persistent
1 day expiry
YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Third party cookie provided by youtube.com
Targeting
Consent required
Persistent
8 month expiry
YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie is set by YouTube to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

Changes to this Policy
We will change this cookie policy from time to time and any changes will be contained in a revised cookie policy posted on the website. This version of the cookie policy was last updated on 31 July 2020.

Contact us
If you have any questions about this cookie policy or our website privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at info@maxbenjamin.co.uk

Cookie Purpose
Google Analytics
_ga
This Cookie is placed by Google. It enables Metia to learn information about our users use of the Metia web site such as the time of visit, the pages viewed, whether the user has visited before and the web site visited prior to visiting the Metia web site.
Facebook Pixel
fbevents.js
This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables Metia to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables Metia to see how our users move between devices when accessing the Metia web site and Facebook, to ensure that Metia’s Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the Metia web site.
_mcga
_mc
PHPSESSID
_new-status-app_session
JSESSIONID
mc_blog_Session
_mcid
KB_ID
_integrations_session
_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT
_experts_session
PHPSESSDATA
whatsNewLastVisited
KB_HIS
MC_ATPC
_abck
bm_sz
ak_bmsc
Mailchimp
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Mailchimp Sites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.