What are cookies in computers?
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits to different Websites in this browser and on other devices you may use. This type of ad customization is sometimes called "online behavioral" or "interest-based" advertising. Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services you get online. The DAA Principles apply to interest-based advertising and other applicable uses of Web viewing data collected over time and across nonaffiliated Web sites and on other devices.
Preventing Behavioural Cookies
You can turn off Google (and other advertisers) Cookies by visiting this page at aboutads.info and then identifying the advertisers or companies that you do not want to track you.
Strictly Necessary Purposes:
to keep you logged in, to facilitate a purchase, to improve the security of our services and for system administration, such as preventing fraudulent or disruptive activity;
to remember your preferences and settings and other functionality you have requested such as remembering your username and password so that you do not need to login each time you visit;
Analytics and Performance-Related Purposes:
to record what you like and don’t like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage. We also use analytics companies to gather information regarding users of our services on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website.
some of our websites contain advertising and all advertising that is served on our websites will be clearly marked with the word “Advertisement”. Cookies and tracking technologies may sometimes be used to deliver advertising and marketing messages relevant to you - a common practice across the internet and known as online behavioural advertising.
More information about analytics and advertising is detailed below.
Analytics on our services
On our websites we use Google Analytics, and other similar services, to collect statistical information about how our websites are used. They use information such as your IP address, browser type and unique identifiers stored in (first party) cookies on your device to record how you interact with our website. On some services we also use Google Demographics and Interests data gathered via the Google DoubleClick cookie. We only use this data in aggregate form and we do not merge it with any other data we hold, however it is important to note that these reports are derived from Google’s (third party) DoubleClick cookie and device identifiers, which are also used for advertising.
These analytical services help us to know how many users we have, which parts of our sites are most popular, what browsers are used (so we can maximise compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. This enables us to better understand who is using our site and to ensure we are reaching our target demographic, and to improve and tailor our services accordingly.
OPT OUT: click here to find out more about our analytics partners and to opt out.
Advertising on our services
We may also allow advertisers to use their own marketing data to target advertising campaigns on this website and as a result you may see advertising based upon website content you have been viewing on another website. For example, a retailer might use information about the products you browsed on their website in order to tailor their advert to you on this website. This information is not shared with us and we do not share information with the advertiser about your browsing of our website.
It is important to note that at no time do we or our service providers attempt to identify you individually nor do we create a profile of you for the purposes of delivering advertising. We are committed to following best practice in our use of online behavioural targeting technology and we at all times seek to comply with applicable regulatory frameworks, such as that of the European Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information about OBA please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/.
OPT OUT: To opt out, follow the instructions provided here.
Managing cookies and “opting out”
Opting out of Analytics Cookies
To find out more about Google Analytics and to opt-out please visit:
Google Analytics - support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Opting out of Advertising Cookies
The table below shows the 3 main associations that represent the advertising networks that are allowed on our sites. You can visit one or all of these association websites to opt out of all cookies served by their members and they will explain what happens as a result of opting out. Typically, they will scan your device for a few seconds to see what cookies are currently set and then provide you with the facility to opt out of cookies on an individual basis or to completely opt out from all cookies. In opting out, a cookie will be set to let advertisers know not to use your data for targeted advertising purposes; you will still see adverts they just won’t be tailored to your interests. If you clear your cookies via your browser you will need to go through the opt-out process again.
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) - www.aboutads.info/choices
European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDDA) - www.youronlinechoices.com
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) - www.networkadvertising.org/choices
Managing cookies and local storage on your device
Web browser cookies: You can choose how web browser cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings including to refuse or delete all cookies. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences or follow the instructions provided at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/, which provides information for the most common browsers.
Local Storage (Flash and HTML5): The most common browsers clear your locally stored data when you choose to delete/clear your cookies and web browsing data; consult the Help function of your browser for more details. Alternatively, you can manage which websites can store information (and how much) in Flash cookies by visiting the settings panel on the Adobe website.
Learn More about Privacy and Google Analytics - support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
LastUpdate: 2018-05-26 15:34:41