Effective date: 23 February, 2023
If you do not accept the use of these Tracking Technologies, please disable them by following the instructions in this policy below or by changing your browser settings so that Tracking Technologies from our Services cannot be placed on your computer or device.
We may change this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to the way we handle your personal data in relation to Tracking Technologies, we will let you know by posting an updated version of this policy on our website.
1. What are Tracking Technologies?
When you visit or access our Services, we use (and authorise third parties to use) Tracking Technologies. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Cookies. Cookies are small text files, stored on your browser, that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies improve your user experience, for example, by enabling our Services to recognise you when you re-visit, remember your preferences, and provide you with the ability to use customised features. Cookies are also used to make websites work in an efficient way and to ensure adverts you see online are relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at allaboutcookies.org.
- Pixels. Pixels are small portions of code, used to learn whether you have clicked on certain web content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience.
- Web beacons. Web beacons are invisible picture files, used to see how you interact with the website and to understand how often you view certain content so that we can make our website more efficient and easier to use. Web beacons may also be placed by third party advertisers.
- Mobile device IDs. Mobile device IDs are a unique identifier which can be used to identify a mobile device. These IDs may be used to run analytics and ensure our Services are useful to you. Our advertising partners may use these to show you ads that are useful to you and also to make sure they don’t show the same ad to you twice.
- Local storage. We also use local storage to store data on your device such as the last time you visited a webpage, or to welcome you to our site.
- HTML5 local storage. We may occasionally store information locally on your device using HTML5. This allows information to be stored in your browser after the browser has been closed and reopened. We only use HTML5 to store non-sensitive information, such as the previous page you viewed and the name of the current page you are viewing. You can choose whether the data in HTML5 local storage should be kept beyond your current browser session or deleted. Depending on your browser, you can remove local storage, including HTML5, when clearing your cache and cookies.
In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we may also use Tracking Technologies in some emails which enable us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies will be set on your device and will also be set if you click on any link within the email.
Tracking Technologies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some Tracking Technologies exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other Tracking Technologies are “permanent”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by us to recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
2. How do we use Tracking Technologies?
We use first party and third party Tracking Technologies. First party Tracking Technologies are set directly by us whereas third party Tracking Technologies are set by a third party (such as analytics providers, our advertisers and business partners).
We use Tracking Technologies that perform the following functions:
- Essential Tracking Technologies, which are essential to the functioning of our Services, to provide a service requested by you or to comply with the law (e.g. the security requirements of data protection law). We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these Tracking Technologies and these Tracking Technologies cannot be turned off as we cannot provide the Services without them.
- Functionality Tracking Technologies, which allow us to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and personalised features e.g. to show you when you are logged in.
- Performance Tracking Technologies, which enable us to collect information about your online activity (e.g. the duration of your use of the Services), including behavioural data and content engagement. They allow us to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Services.
- Advertising/Targeting Tracking Technologies, which we use to deliver a more personalised service, enable us to execute advertising campaigns and show you ads that are relevant to you as well as measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by our advertisers (for example advertising networks) and provide them insights about the people who see and interact with their ads, visit their websites or use their app. A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry.
For example, we use Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google Analytics, see here. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, click here.
To consult the fully updated list of cookies which we use on our website and their duration, please check your browser's settings.
3. Changing your settings
We use Tracking Technologies when providing our Services to make sure you can use and enjoy our Services easily. Some of these Tracking Technologies are essential and we can’t provide our Services without them, but there are others that can be turned off. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept these optional Tracking Technologies. You can refuse optional Tracking Technologies using our website’s cookie banner. However, please note that if you choose to refuse Tracking Technologies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Services.
Most browsers allow you to change your settings so that you can:
- See what Tracking Technologies are used on your device and delete all non-essential Tracking Technologies on a collective basis
- Block third party Tracking Technologies
- Block Tracking Technologies from particular sites
- Block all Tracking Technologies from being set
- Delete all Tracking Technologies when you close your browser (although deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on our Services may be lost)
For more information on how to manage your browser settings, please see below:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
If you have disabled one or more Tracking Technologies, we will still use information collected from Tracking Technologies prior to your disabled preference being set; however, we will stop using the disabled Tracking Technologies to collect any further information.
How to opt out of online ads
You have the option to opt out of seeing targeted online ads. Please note that this list will contain more networks than those used on our Services. Alternatively, you can opt out of certain advertising Tracking Technologies through the settings in your browser (see above) or on your mobile device.
To learn more about the advertising companies we work with and the choices they offer, please take a look at the following resources:
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please send an email to email@example.com.