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Cookie Policy

What they are & how we use them

By using our website, content or other applications, you agree to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

You should be aware that when you access or use our content or applications, we may collect information from the devices you use to receive this information, by using ‘cookies’.

We also collect such information from third party websites, mobile sites and from applications where we show our own adverts, using cookies and related ad technology.

What are Cookies & how do we use them?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites.

Cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or can determine relevant products to show you when you’re browsing other sites.

If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse this site and request a brochure or design consultation via our online forms. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but these can easily be turned off. You can manage your settings if your web browser supports JavaScript. If not, you can still find out about the cookies we use below, but you’ll need to manage them through your web browser settings.

How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser?

Most modern browsers allow you to see what cookies you have and to clear them individually or all together.  To find out how to do this, go to, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Please note, we use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences so this has a couple of consequences:

  • If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again.
  • If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

What cookies does Strachan use on this site?

We use the cookies listed below which we consider important for users’ experience of our site. The information they provide us with help us to manage content, site performance and to improve all visitors’ experience on our website.


Source Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
Strachan hub_tracking_uid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
PHPSESSID This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site.
_hjIncludedInSample This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.
wfvt_RANDOMNUMBER Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to group user page views together.
wordfence_verifiedHuman Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.
This cookie can tell us which website you came from, the browser you use, plus which pages you like to share with others. Information gathered can help us improve browser experience, plus which of our products to advertise to you.
Google IDE
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
The information also helps Google show you ads that are relevant to your interests.
Cloudflare _cfduid This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic.

Further reading

Useful information about cookies can be found at: All About Cookies.

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at Your Online Choices.

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the Accenture Website.

Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program for online behavioural advertising choices page can be viewed here.

You can find out more about cookie use by Google here.

We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes – in other words to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you’d like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website.

To learn more about AddThis cookies and opt out from them, visit their website here.