Advantage Global Network Cookies Policy
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. recognise your device or remember your preferences the next time you visit the website, and count the number of people looking at a website and its pages.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, e.g. Flash cookies.
How do the regulations around cookies affect me?
How can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies;
- allow all cookies;
- block third-party cookies;
- clear all cookies when you close the browser;
- open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
- install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Where to find information about controlling cookies
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information
- Opera cookies information
- A number of websites provide detailed information on including cookies, organd AllAboutCookies.org.
- The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choicesallows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analyticsacross all websites which use this popular analytics product.
- New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
- Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
Cookies used on our website
The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use.
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to make improvements to the website. The information is collected in an anonymous way including the number of visitors, which pages were viewed and how visitors came to the website.
Click here to find out more about Google Analytics’ data practices and commitment to protecting the confidentiality and security of data.
|We embed videos from YouTube on the website which allows you to view the videos on our website.
|Disqus is a blogging platform that we use to publish news stories on the website. Disqus allows visitors to create an Disqus account so you can leave comments on news stories. To leave a comment you need to create a Disqus account and personal data is collected during this process.
|ShareThis||_unam||ShareThis is a service that we use on the website to allow you to share one of our pages via social media accounts and email. They collect usage data and this is done anonymously. They also provide an option to opt out when using their service.
|AppNexus is a company that provides data and analytics to buy and sell online advertising. The data is used to track when visitors have clicked on an advert that links to our website.