Cookies

Cookies are small packets of information which are stored by your web browser.  They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. If you wish to ensure that cookies are not used, please see below or visit our five top tips for further details on how to manage or disable these in your web browser privacy settings. Please be aware that disabling cookies for this purpose will mean the control tool will no longer function effectively, and may have an adverse effect on your overall browsing experience.

 Many of the businesses listed on the ‘your ad choices’ page use cookies to check your current online behavioural advertising status (i.e. either “accepted” or ‘turned off’, according to your choice preferences), as well as to perform the choice you wish to exercise. These cookies are essential to the functionality of the control page as well as identifying errors in its performance.

 We also use cookies on this website to maintain the functionality of the website and generally, to continually improve the services we offer you through this website.  No personal details are stored in this process and the information collected is only used in aggregate. If you wish to turn off this feature, please visit Nielsen.

 Please see below for a detailed description of the cookies used on this website.


 

What “cookies” are used on this Website?

 Definitions:

  • “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this Website
  • “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this Website)
  • “Permanent” Cookie –   The cookie information is permanently stored on your device

We don’t seek to collect your personal information and where we do, we strive to anonymise your personal information as soon as practicable.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. I

Session cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Flash cookies

Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.


 

 How can I manage the use of cookies on this website?

 All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your web browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit at our website or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin browsing our website. Please note, as stated above, that deleting or rejecting cookies may adversely affect your user experience of our website.

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