Cookie Policy

This Cookie policy sets out how we, our partners and any other third parties use cookies on www.PromisingOutcomes.com (our website) and provides guidance as to how cookies can be managed (your privacy options). It applies to all users of, and visitors to, our website. You should read this document carefully before continuing to use our website. By visiting and using our website you agree to the terms of this Cookie policy and consent to the cookies referenced in this document being set on your device.

This document supplements our Website Terms & Conditions.

www.PromisingOutcomes.com is a site operated by Promising Outcomes LLP, 126 Queens Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 5LL  UK.

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. Like many websites, we use cookies to help you find your way around our website efficiently and to perform certain functions more easily. This means that you have a better browsing experience and the information we collect helps us to continually improve our website usability and the services we offer.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse all cookies, some cookies will be set as soon as you visit our site (see ‘Managing cookies’ below).

2. The type of cookies used on our website

By using our website you may have both first and third party cookies set on your device. First party cookies are set by us. First and Third party cookies are set by our partners and other third parties and we do not have access to or control over these cookies. A list of the known cookies used on this site can be found in section 4 of this Cookie policy along with further information on our partners’ or relevant third party websites as referenced below.

First party cookies

www.PromisingOutcomes.com currently use cookies to track various website usage.

Our cookies relate to:

  • Security Monitoring
  • Client login Authentication
  • Web Application Firewall

Third party cookies

Some cookies used on our website are set by third parties. These may remain set on your device for an extended time period and do not expire when you close your browser. These enable your preferences to be tracked and targeted to enhance your experience.

The third party cookies used on our website are related to:

  • Understanding better how our website is used
  • Tracking outbound links and activity related to merchant websites
  • The display, tracking and reporting of interactivity with adverts
  • Other online social network interactivity

Understanding better how our website is used

We use Google Analytics, an analytical tool which sets cookies to evaluate how many visits we have to our website and to see how users interact with our website content. Google Analytics compile reports for us on our website activity which in turn helps us improve the way our website works to give a better browsing experience. Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information about users of our website. In addition to the cookie information given in section 4, you can learn more about the cookies used by Google Analytics here.

Other online social network interactivity

Interactivity with other social network platforms is possible from our website by using the links provided (social plugins). The social network with which you interact will set cookies to record and manage various aspects of that interaction. If you choose to interact with additional online social platforms then you should read their privacy policies to understand more about the cookies that may be set on your device. Links to this information can be found in Section 4 of this Cookie policy.

3. Managing Cookies

You can control the type of cookies and whether or not you want cookies set on your device in your web browser. Your browser will usually be automatically set to accept some types of cookies. This can be changed using the privacy settings menu in your web browser.

You can also delete existing cookies that have already been set on your device. However, by doing this, you may lose information that makes it easier to use a website or you may not be able to use the full range of services available on a website or benefit from other advantageous usability features.

Please ensure that your internet browser is up to date and read the help and guidance provided by your browser for further details of how to adjust your privacy settings relating to cookies.

Please also visit allaboutcookies.org for general information about managing cookies on your particular web browser.

You can learn more about how to manage cookies set by Google here.

4. Cookies used on our website

Cookies set by PromisingOutcomes.com

WhoCookieDescriptionLifetime
UK Cookie ConsentcatAccCookiesCookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.Session End
Social Media Streamsff_news_sessionCookie set by the Flow Flow plugin.Session End
reCAPTCHAPHPSESSIDContact forms will use the PHPSESSID cookie if the CAPTCHA field is enabled.

To identify your unique session on the website.

Session End
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_metric
Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.Session End
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_dimensionUsed to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
Session End
Google Analyticsgadwp_wg_default_swmetricUsed to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
Session End
Google Analytics_gaUsed to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
Session End
Google Analytics_gidUsed to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
Session End
Google Analytics_gatUsed to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.
Session end
WordPresswordpress_test_cookieUsed by WordPress6 Months
WordPresswordpress_logged_in_WordPress cookie for logged in user. In our case, only editors.
Session End
WordPresswordpress_WordPress cookie that is only set for logged in editors and administrators.
Session End
WordPresswp-settings-WordPress cookie that is only set for logged in editors and administrators. In this cookie, settings are made in the ad interface and, in some cases, also on the site.
1 Year
WordPresswp-settings-time-WordPress cookie that is only set for logged in editors and administrators. In this cookie, settings are made in the ad interface and, in some cases, also on the site.
1 Year
WordPresswp-saving-postWordPress cookie created when auto-saving a post in the editor.1 Day
iwD Protect & Monitoricwp-wpsfWordPress Security

5. Cookies set by our partners and other third parties

Google Analytics

CookieDescriptionLifetime
_utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 years from set/update
_utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
30 minutes from set/update
_utmcNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js.
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
End of browser session
_utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
6 months form set/update
_umtzUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor
level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 years from set/update

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Social Media / PayPal / Stripe

Further information can be found about there cookies and how these relate to your privacy options in the table below:

Social Media & Payment GatewaysSocial Media & Payment Gateways
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
Twitterhttps://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514#
Pinteresthttp://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/legal/cookies/
Google+https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/
YouTubehttp://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
PayPalhttps://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/cookie-full
Stripehttps://stripe.com/gb/privacy