Cookies Policy (UK, English law)

This is a Cookies Policy for websites and/or mobile apps for use in the UK (English law).

Our Cookies Policy forms part of, and is subject to our Terms of Use. Please [click][NOTE: Insert hyperlink.] here to check our Privacy Policy.

1.2 As with other platforms, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand how people use our Platform so that we can continue to improve our Platform.

1.3 With this Cookies Policy, we want to provide you with clear and explicit information about the cookies and technologies we use on our Platform and your choices when it comes to these cookies and technologies.

1.4 If you Use our Platform without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of other technologies, you are indicating your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this Cookies Policy and our Privacy Policy) of any data and personal data (i.e. data that identifies you, or from which you are identifiable) ("Data") that is yours that we collect using these cookies and technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these cookies and technologies, you will need to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links identified in this policy, or the settings within our Platform.

1.5 If you choose not to accept Cookies from us or our third parties, or if you accept Cookies but subsequently disable some or all of the Cookies through your browser settings, you won't have access to many features that make your experience with us more efficient and some of our Platform may not function properly.


2.1 A cookie is a text file placed on your computer or device when you visit a website by that website's server ("Cookie"). Only that server is able to retrieve or read the contents of that Cookie. Each Cookie is unique to your web browser and contains some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name and some other digits and numbers.

2.2 Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Cookies can 'remember' you either for the duration of your visit i.e. they are deleted as soon as you close your browser ("Session Cookie") or for a number of visits i.e. they remain on your computer when you have gone off-line ("Persistent Cookie").

2.3 Session and Persistent Cookies can be either first or third party Cookies. A first party Cookie will be placed on your computer or device by us and a third party Cookie will be placed on your computer or device by a different website (for example, we use Google Analytics to gather anonymised information which we analyse to monitor traffic to our Site).

2.4 To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit the ICO website.


3.1 We use Cookies to improve your experience of our Site.

3.2 Cookies do many things such as enabling you to navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and making the interaction between you and our Site faster and easier. For example, Cookies enable you to remain logged into our Site – without Cookies, you would have to log into our Site each time you visited it.

3.3 Some websites also use Cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based on your location and / or browsing habits.


4.1 We use the following types of Cookies: (a) Security: These Cookies allow us to promote security on our Site, (b) Analytics: We track Site traffic patterns so we can identify popular Site content and potential Site problems, (c) Site features: We measure how visitors use our Site so we can optimise the web pages and use of our Site, and (d) Advertising: We use non-identifiable information about you to show you advertising on our Site.


5.1 We may include advertising content (graphics, animations, video, etc.) in our broadcast advertising, which may contain Cookies placed by third parties. The placement and the use of Cookies by any such third parties will be subject to the privacy and/or cookies policies of those third parties.

5.2 These Cookies will help the third parties (while the Cookies are valid) to:

5.2.1 1. count the number of display advertising content delivered via our advertising; identify advertisements displayed; count the number of users who clicked on each ad, allowing them to calculate the amounts due and thereby establish statistics; and/or

5.2.2 2. recognise your device at any subsequent browsing of any other site or service on which these advertisers or third parties also place these Cookies and, if necessary, adapt these third party sites and services or advertisements they broadcast to your device.

5.3 Google Analytics

5.3.1 Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., uses Cookies to gather information about how visitors use our Site.Google Analytics uses its own Cookies, to analyse the use of our Site on our behalf. The information generated by the Cookies about your use of our Site is transmitted to Google. This information is then used for the purpose of compiling statistical reports to enable us to measure and analyse the number of visits to our Site and its pages, the average time spent on our Site and the pages viewed.

5.3.2 For further information about Google Analytics please visit and for details of Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy, please visit


5.4 Social buttons

5.4.1 These 'social buttons' are visible on our Site to allow you to share content via social networks, including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.Cookies are placed by these platforms on our Site, and allow them to collect information about your browsing.

5.4.2 To learn more about the privacy policy and Cookie management for Facebook click here, Twitter click here, Instagram click here and Google Plus click here.

5.5 IT tests

5.5.1 These Cookies, emanating from our contracted supplies, test at our request the features of our Site and the performance of user navigation of our site.


6.1 In addition to cookies, we also use the following standard Internet technologies in connection with your use of the Platform [NOTE: We have set out below these similar technologies by way of example only. Please find out and insert the type of similar technologies you use (or plan to use in the near future), what are they, what do they do, and why do you use them.]:

6.2 Clear GIFs

6.2.1 [We use “clear GIFs”, sometimes known as “web bugs”, which are small image files that we embed into our email newsletters. These clear GIFs tell us whether you opened the newsletter, clicked on any of the content or forwarded the newsletter to someone else. This provides us with useful information regarding the effectiveness of our email newsletters, which we can use to ensure that we are delivering information that is relevant to our users.]

6.3 Flash Cookies

6.3.1 We use Flash Cookies to [NOTE: Please insert purpose.]. This ensures that [NOTE: Please insert what it ensures.]. We do not use Flash cookies for the purposes of collecting any personal data, and do not use Flash cookies to respawn any Cookies that you might previously have deleted.

6.4 HTML5 local storage

6.4.1 We use HTML5 local storage to store [NOTE: Please insert what you store.] on [NOTE: If you access the mobile version of our website, we use HTML5 local storage to store certain[NOTE: Please insert type of data e.g. cookie data, authentication data, username and display preferences etc.].The information we store helps us to [NOTE: Please insert how it improves the user experience etc.] when you sign up for an account. Depending on your browser you can remove local storage when clearing your cache and cookies. We do not use HTML5 local storage to collect any personal data.

6.5 Activity tracking

6.5.1 We use [NOTE: insert service/software.], a service provided by [NOTE: Insert provider company.] to collect usage data from our iOS and Android mobile apps in order to help us understand how users are interacting with our apps. [NOTE: insert service/software.] is used to track activities within the app such as likes, follows and plays. This information, including your IP address, is transmitted and stored by [Confirm - Localytics on servers in the United States]. For more information see [NOTE: Insert url link to the provider's privacy policy]. If you would like to opt out of this tracking, please see our Option Out section below.

6.6 App performance tracking

6.6.1 Our mobile apps use the app performance and analysis technology [Note: please confirm. If you wish to opt-out of Adjust tracking, please see section 7 (Your Choices Regarding Cookies).

6.7 Bug reporting

6.7.1 We work with [Note: please confirm]. To opt out of bug reporting please see section 7(Your Choices Regarding Cookies).


7.1 We think it’s important that you are able to control the collection of personal data relating to your use of our Platform, and have therefore made sure that you can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below. (Please note that you cannot opt out of our use of Flash cookies or HTML5 local storage as these are necessary for the technical operation of the platform. However, we do not use these technologies to collect any personal data.) When you sign up to our Site, we will ask you if you will accept Cookies from us or our third parties. If you choose not to accept Cookies from us or our third parties, or if you accept Cookies but subsequently disable some or all of the Cookies through your web browser settings, you won't have access to many features that make your experience more efficient and some of our Site will not function properly.


8.1 Introduction: If you have a different browser type or version, please refer to your browser's "Help" menu.

8.2 Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9: Click on the Tools menu, and then select Internet Options. Click on the Privacy tab. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings. For more specialised cookie settings, click on Sites or Advanced.

8.3 Google Chrome: Click on the Chrome menu, and then select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. Click on Content settings to choose your preferred settings.

8.4 Mozilla Firefox 14, 15 and 16: Click on the Firefox button (or Tools menu), and then select Options. For Mac OS X users, click on the Firefox menu, and then select Preferences. Click on the Privacy panel to choose your preferred settings. For more specialised cookie settings, set 'Firefox will:' to 'Use custom settings for history.'

8.5 Safari 5.1 and Later (Mac OS X): Click on the Safari menu, and then select Preferences. Click on the Privacy tab to display cookie settings. Choose your preferred settings. For more specialised cookie settings, click on Details.

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