COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
What are cookies?
We use the term ‘cookies’ to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access the Online Services, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone. For example, we use http cookies, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our services and allow us to recognise your device.
There are different types of cookies, for example:
- Cookies served directly by DataGuidance (‘first party cookies’) and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies (‘third party cookies’)
- Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as ‘session cookies’). These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’ meaning they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?
The following table shows you the cookies used by the DataGuidance website in accordance with the UK implementation of the European e-Privacy Directive (2009/136/EC).
When you visit our website or use our Online Services, Essential Cookies will run automatically. If you have turned on other non-essential cookies as described in the table below using the Cookie Control Settings you are able to opt-out by following the instructions set out under the Website (Browser) Opt-Out and Mobile Devise Usage Opt-Out sections below.
These cookies enable services you have asked for or disable services you have chosen not to consent to. This information is not used for advertising on other sites.
|Temporary session cookies are set ONLY for the duration of the visit to the DataGuidance website and are removed when you log out of the Services.
Temporary session information is used ONLY for the purpose of managing log in processes, for management of user accounts and features, and for allowing user access to website features as well as managing your content to setting essential cookies.
These cookies collect anonymous information about pages you visit. This information is not used for advertising on other sites.
|Piwik and Google cookies track visitor information which may include the time of the visit, whether it constitutes a repeat visit, information about referral sources, and broad IP geolocation. Personal information which may be used to personally identify visitors is not tracked or shared.||YES
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
|Temporary session information is ONLY for the purpose of managing log in processes and for management of user accounts and user access to website features.
Disallowing temporary session information to be set may therefore prevent or debilitate access to full website features.
|Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies share information about your browsing habits with third parties to help make advertising relevant to you.
|DataGuidance.com and its subdomains do NOT collect information relating to browsing habits for advertising networks.
Social media cookies
The DataGuidance website includes access to DataGuidance social media channels and also facilitates sharing content on social media, by embedding their channels. By clicking any of the social media buttons, this may set cookies on your computer.
Embedded media and other external sources of cookies include Vimeo.com.
How can you exercise your cookie choices?
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
Choosing to decline non-essential cookies may prevent the full functionality of the DataGuidance website being available to you.
Website (Browser) Opt-Out
Most browers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link. However we note that switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website.
Mobile Device Usage Opt-Out
To limit interest-based advertising on your mobile device, you can review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer, such as “Limit Ad Tracking” for iOS or “Opt-out of interest based ads” for Android.
Non-personal information gathered through this web site or through other means may be used for statistical research purposes, but the identity of members and site visitors will be protected at all times.