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Cookies Policy



This website (“Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve the Site by better understanding how you use it.

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the “accept” button on the cookie notice bar on the Site. If you do not agree to the terms of this Cookie Policy, please stop using the Site straight away.

1.         Definitions and interpretation

1.1      In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:


“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer or device by the Site when you visit certain parts of the Site and/or when you use certain features of the Site;

“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and, where applicable, the UK GDPR;

“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Data Protection Legislation”);

“we/us/our” means I – Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling


2.         Information about us

2.1    This Site is owned and operated by I – Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling which is a trading arm of Allerston Limited. Allerston Limited is a company registered in England under company number 09816424, whose registered office is 116 Duke Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, L1 5JW.


2.2    I – Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling provides personal therapy and counselling services to individuals. Therapy and counselling services are delivered by Gillian Kearney, counsellor and member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA).


2.3     Gillian Kearney/ I-Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling is the controller of personal data obtained via the website, meaning we are legally responsible for deciding how and for what purposes your personal data is used.


3.         How does the Site use Cookies?

3.1     This Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us on the Site and are used only by us. Cookies are used to facilitate and improve your experience of the Site. The Cookies have been carefully chosen and steps have been taken to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

3.2     By using this Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party cookies are small pieces of data stored on a user's device by a website other than the one they are currently visiting. These cookies are typically used by advertisers and other external services to track a user's browsing history across different websites. This allows third parties to gather information about user behaviour and preferences, which can be used to deliver targeted advertisements and personalized content. They are not used for advertising purposes however on this Site. Third party Cookies are used on this Site to provide: Google maps which is used to show our location and reCAPTCHA for identifying potential bots when completing any forms on the Site.

3.3     All Cookies used by and on this Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. The following cookies are used:

(a) Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of the Site, supporting functions such as rendering the Site, providing Site and browser security, form submissions and logging in.

(b) Analytics Cookies

It is important to understand how you use the Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enables us to gather this information, helping us to improve the Site and your experience of it. The Wix platform which hosts the Site does (by default) collect some analytic data (eg to tell us which days and times the Site is busiest, how visitors arrive at the Site and how visitors to the Site behave during their visit and also potentially for marketing purposes), however, it does not make use of any Cookies to achieve this. This data may be used to help us understand how the website is working but it will never be used by us for marketing purposes.

(c) Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party Cookies are used on this Site to provide: Google maps which is used to show our location (please click here for more information) and reCAPTCHA for identifying potential bots when completing any forms on the Site. They are not used on this Site for advertising purposes or to provide analytics services to us.

(d) Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit the Site.


To see a list of these Cookies used by the Wix platform, please click here.

(e ) Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit the Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

3.4    Cookies on this Site are not permanent and will expire after 3 to 12 months. To see a list of the session cookies on this site, please click here.

3.5    For more details of the personal data that is collected and used by I-Thou Psychotherapy & Counselling via this Site, the measures that are in place to protect your personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations to you, please refer to the Site Privacy Policy.

4         Consent and control

4.1    Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt (Cookie Notice Bar) requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies (unless those Cookies are strictly necessary); however certain features of this Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow and/or deny different categories of Cookie used by the Site.

4.2    In addition to the controls provided by us, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

4.3      The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

5          Changes to this Cookie Policy

5.1     This Cookie Policy may change at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of the Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

6         Further information

6.1     If you would like to know more about how Cookies are used on this Site, please contact us by sending a message via the online contact form on this Site, or by email to or by telephone on 07871617740.   

For more information about privacy, data protection and this Site’s website terms and conditions, please visit the following: Site Privacy Policy and the Site Terms of Use – both of which are available on the Site or on request by contacting us using one of the above methods.


© Allerston Limited t/as I -Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling

Policy date: July 2024

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