WHAT IS THIS NOTICE ABOUT?
WHAT ARE COOKIES OR SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
Cookies are very small text files or pieces of code, which often include an unique identifier. When you visit a website, the website will request to store this text file on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Other information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using our website.
We also use similar technologies to cookies known as “web beacons”, “pixels” or “tags”. These technologies do a similar job to cookies, allowing website operators to count page views and understand how visitors interact with and respond to certain content on a webpage.
For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Notice, we refer to all cookies and similar technologies using the above features as “cookies”.
You should be aware that applications you use to access our Site, such as your website browser, may also place cookies on your device when visiting our Site, or other websites. An example of this would be where you sign in to Google Chrome using a Google Account (see Section 7 below). We do not have control over these third party cookies, so you will need to manage these cookies in the settings of the relevant applications.
For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit All About Cookies.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRST PARTY AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
We use “first party cookies” and “third party cookies” in connection with our Service. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. Third party cookies are cookies placed by third party website operators. Information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more details about the information they collect and how they use it
HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies that are placed on your device during your browsing session and then expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – these are designed to last for a pre-defined period of time, which varies depending on the nature of the cookie. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they reach their individual expiry date, or until you manually delete them (see Section 6 below).
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE ON OUR SITE?
We may use the following types of cookies:
Essential Cookies – Essential cookies are those cookies which a website could not operate without. Essential cookies include cookies such as login cookies and shopping cart cookies.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies recognise you when you return to a website, remember your preferences and provide enhanced, more personalised features.
Security, site and product integrity Cookies – These cookies help keep your account, data and the Site safe and secure. Such cookies can help us identify and impose additional security measures when someone may be attempting to access a Site account without authorisation, for instance, by rapidly guessing different passwords. These cookies also store information that allows us to recover your account in the event you have forgotten your password or to require additional authorisation if you tell us your account has been hacked.
Analytics/Performance Cookies – Analytics cookies, along with other information, allow websites to calculate the aggregate number of people using a website and which features of a website are most popular. This information is generally used to improve the website and the way visitors are able to move around it.
Social Media Cookies –These cookies are used to personalise your interaction with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Such cookies recognise users of those social media sites when you view social media content on the website. They also allow you to quickly share content across social media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons.
Targeting Cookies –Targeting cookies (also known as advertising cookies) help us to deliver our adverts when you visit other websites, such as news websites. This is known as ‘retargeting’. This technique helps to ensure that the ads you receive are more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies help to measure the effectiveness of an ad (for example, by reporting whether you have clicked on it) and can also limit the number of times that you see an ad (for example, if you see it twice but don’t click on it, you may not see it again). These cookies are usually placed by advertising networks that we and other advertisers work with to deliver ads. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other ad networks to show you relevant ads.
Non-essential Cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies. If you do give your consent and then change your mind, you can block or delete them (see Section 6 below).
Essential Cookies – Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see Section 6 below).
HOW DO I REFUSE, BLOCK OR DELETE COOKIES?
Please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Site you will need to allow certain essential or functional cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Site.
WHAT ABOUT GOOGLE CHROME OR OTHER BROWSER COOKIES?
Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the Site via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able to place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US. Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.
LINKING TO THIRD PARTY SITES
DOES THIS NOTICE CHANGE?
We may update our Cookie Notice from time to time. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Notice.
HAVE ANY FEEDBACK FOR US?
If you have any questions or feedback on our Cookie Notice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated August, 2023