CHINWAG MESSAGING APPLICATION COOKIES POLICY
1 WHAT ARE COOKIES?
1.1 Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies may also sometimes be used on apps. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies
1.2 Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
2 WHICH COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE?
2.1 The cookies used on the Chinwag Services have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
2.2 A list of all the cookie types used on the Chinwag Services by category is set out below.
2.2.1 Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
2.2.2 Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and/or app and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
2.2.3 Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website or app, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website/ app works.
2.2.4 Functional cookies
These cookies allow the app and/or website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages/app that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other apps/ websites.
2.2.5 Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how users use our site and/or app. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site/app. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further details visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
3 HOW CAN COOKIES BE REMOVED?
3.1 You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser or device which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. For more information about cookies including how to set your device and/or internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
3.2 To opt out of Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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