Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie file is stored on your browser on your computer or mobile device. When you return to that website (or visit websites that use the same cookies) these websites recognise the cookies and your browsing device. Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, generally improving the user experience or providing information to us about how users navigate through our Site.
If you have any questions about this information, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYPES OF COOKIES
The following cookies are those frequently used by websites:
Functional cookies: Functional cookies support how a website functions. For example, by identifying a user’s device on a unique but anonymous basis, for example, a website can identify the user’s language preferences or log in details.
- cookies used to remember the goods or services that the user places in a ‘shopping cart’ or to remember your log credentials for access to our website;
- session cookies providing security that is essential to comply with data protection security requirements for an online service the user has requested; or
- load-balancing cookies that ensure the content of the user’s page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across several computers.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies are used to collect and report on aggregate non-identifiable information, which can then be used to report on the performance of the website and provide insights to us on how the website is currently used and how it can be used to improve user experience.
Non-Essential Cookies include analytics and third-party cookies from an alternative domain to the one the user is visiting that are placed on a user’s device and these are not strictly necessary to the functionality of our site. These cookies are set only with your consent and you have the control to block them at any time by using the toggles next to each type of cookie described below or you can control cookies through your browser. See Managing Cookies on Your Browser below.
We use analytics cookies to analyse how our Site is accessed, used or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve our Site. Although Analytics Cookies are not essential cookies, they help us to provide you with a better user experience and relevant programming and services.
These cookies are used to deliver our ads that are most relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Google use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of their services. For example, to tailor adverts to make sure they are relevant and of interest to you based on non-PPI data such as browser type, time of day and website visited. Click here to find out more.
Other types of local storage, such as HTML5 Storage
Many websites use local storage technologies that are similar to cookies but enable larger amounts of data to be stored. This means they can store information like your preferences and viewing history on your device rather than on their own systems.
MANAGING COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER
Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. All browsers are different – for more information on cookies in general, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to the steps shown in the table below.
Please be aware that by limiting or deleting cookies you may not enjoy as good an experience on our Platform. If you have any questions about cookies, please email email@example.com
- Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser and select 'Settings'
- Click the ‘Advanced’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy and Security’ section and select the ‘Content settings’ button
- Select ‘Cookies’ menu item and locate 'Allow sites to save and read cookie data'
- Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
- Then select the 'Privacy and Security' tab
- Locate the 'History' section, then select 'use custom settings for history'