1 About this Policy
3 What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your device, via your web browser, at the request of the websites you visit or applications you use and which stores information on your device for a limited period of time.
Some of the cookies we use are removed as soon you leave our Website, because we don’t need to store this information between visits. By contrast, ‘persistent’ cookies enable our services or tags to recognise you when you make return visits to us, and automatically expire when they reach a specified expiry date unless you delete them earlier. Persistent cookies placed on your device by us will never be stored for longer than 2 years from the date of your last visit. There are tools available to check the expiry date on cookies, and this functionality may be provided by your browser.
We also use similar technologies referred to as ‘tags’, ‘tracking pixels’, ‘code snippets’, ‘tracking URLs’ and ‘scripts’ as well as ‘software development kits (SDKs)’ and ‘device identifiers’ in our apps. These technologies are implemented on our services and may be used together with text cookies to enable information to be stored on, or transmitted to and from, the device you use to access our website.
In this policy we will collectively refer to all of these technologies as “cookies”.
4 Who controls these Cookies?
The cookies and similar technologies on our Website are controlled either by us directly or by third parties acting on our behalf. There are also some cookies which we have implemented for advertising purposes that are controlled by independent third parties. You can find out more about these third parties and how to opt-out of their cookies in section 9 of this policy.
5.1 Where they are essential in order to deliver our services.
These cookies are essential to the proper functioning of our services. Without them, our Website wouldn’t work. These cookies are classed as essential cookies, and they do not store any personal data.
5.2 To optimise and personalise the delivery of our services
5.3 To analyse and better understand our services
5.4 To deliver advertising and third party consent
7 Withdrawing consent using your browser or device settings
The easiest way to withdraw your consent to cookies is via the settings of the browser or device you are using to access our Website. Internet browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Edge have settings that allow you to control the way your information is collected and shared. Typically, these browsers allow you to view all the cookies they are storing on your device, delete your cache of cookies, and adjust your preferences for future collection. Guides on how to access and use such functionality are available at https://www.aboutcookies.org.
The downside of using browser or device settings to withdraw your consent is that it will have the effect of disabling many of the cookies that are essential to enabling our Website to function – the impact of this is that some or all of the features and functionality we offer may stop working. Because of this, we would recommend taking a more targeted approach to withdrawing your consent. For example, if you wanted stop cookies being used for the purposes of serving you interest-based advertisements, then instead of blocking all cookies, you could instead opt-out of these on a case-by-case basis following the steps set out below.
8 Opting out of Cookies being used for Advertising
You can opt-out of cookies being used for advertising purposes by changing your browser settings. This will stop your information being used for advertising purposes by any of the third party advertising solution providers we have partnered with (“Third Party Providers”). When you opt-out of or block interest-based advertising that’s delivered by Third Party Providers, you will no longer receive advertisements from those Third Party Providers on our Website or on other websites as you move around web. However, you’ll continue to receive interest-based advertising that’s delivered by us when you are on our Website.
Many browsers and other third parties provide specialised ad-blocking software, ‘extensions’ or tools that enable you to block the use of all cookies for advertising purposes. If you access our Website from an iOS or Android device, you can also control how your information is used for advertising purposes in your device settings.
If you have any questions regarding this policy or would like more information about the cookies used on our Website, please contact us.