Last Updated: January 4th, 2019
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The website www.interactively.co.uk uses its own cookies and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a better online browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of everyone.
In this notice, you’ll find details about what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies that can be placed by visiting our site, and how you can manage, delete or reject them.
Our site, like many others, stores and processes browser information using cookies. This information is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone and is used to make the site work as you expect it to. Cookies do not contain personal data but can be used to personalize the experience on our site.
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed through a web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
Cookies are managed by web servers. Their lifetime may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which they are placed. There are 2 large categories of cookies:
– Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder so that they can be saved until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging in/out of a webmail account or social network).
– Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depend on the cookie’s pre-set lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ (cookies placed by third parties).
Certain sections of content or actions on the site may be made through third party providers (eg news box, video or advertisement, all social media buttons). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. These cookies can be used anonymously to store the interests of a user so that the advertising being delivered to be as relevant as possible. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law.
Regardless of the type of cookie, they can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.
A cookie contains information linking a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly.
Thus, cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services, for example: personalizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed, saving shopping cart options, online privacy preferences, or relevant advertising. Also, through feedback on site usage, site owners can make them more effective and more accessible to users.
Blocking/disabling cookies does not mean that you will not receive online advertising anymore – just that your activity will no longer be tracked, so the advertising won’t be delivered according to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
• Content and services tailored to user preferences – news categories, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, travel services
• Offers tailored to the interests of users – retaining passwords, language preferences
• Retain Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions)
• Limit ad serving frequency – limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site
• Providing more relevant advertising to the user
On this website, depending on their purpose, we use the following types of cookies:
Functional or preferences cookies – allow a site to retain information about the changes you make on how the website behaves or shows, such as your preferred language or region. These cookies are not essential to the use of the website. However, without them, certain functionalities may become unavailable.
Analytical or site performance cookies – collect information to statistically analyze how the site works. These cookies help us: understand how our site is being used, how effective our marketing campaigns are and how to personalize the site to improve your experience.
They provide us with information such as: the number of visits to the site, type of visitors – new or recurring, duration of a session, average number of sessions per visitor, pages visited and the average number of pages per session, where our traffic is coming from, frequency of visits and visitor retention over time, language and geographic location, devices on which the site is accessed, browser types, operating system, screen resolution, demographic stats – sex and age, visitor interests and affinity with our site, visitor behavior – how he interacts with the site, how he responds to different types of content, traffic sources – direct, organic and paid searches, references, social media, and other statistical data about how the site is used and what is of interest for the visitors. All the information collected by these cookies is aggregated, therefore anonymous and can be set by third parties, including Google – with the Analytics, Tag Manager and Search Console suite.
Analytical cookies may include advertisements on third-party websites. These cookies allow us to monitor and improve the functioning of our website.
Advertising cookies – these cookies can be set by us or by third parties, being used to show you more relevant advertising messages. For example, they prevent the same ad from reappearing continuously, ensuring the correct display of advertising messages and, in some cases, enabling advertising to be served according to your interests.
This process is called “retargeting” and is based on your browsing activities, such as viewing product detail pages. These cookies help us to prioritize offers/information about products and/or services on the website that we think might be of interest to you. These are persistent (last as long as you’re on the website) and they assume that when you log in or come back to the website, you will see offers/information about products/services you viewed in a previous login session.
Below is a list of cookies used on our site.
In Google Analytics, the automatic retention period of data associated with cookies is 14 months.
|Cookie Name||Who is placing it||Purpose|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Interactively||Used to check if the user’s browser accepts cookies|
|3rd PARTY COOKIES: Google Analytics cookies|
|_ga||Google Analytics||The Google Analytics Cookie, Google’s tool that helps sites and application owners understand how their visitors interact with their properties. Collects and reports statistical information on the use of sites without individually identifying visitors.|
|_gat_UA-113424524-1||Google Analytics||The Google Analytics Cookie, Google’s tool that helps sites and application owners understand how their visitors interact with their properties. Collects and reports statistical information on the use of sites without individually identifying visitors.|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish Website users|
|3rd PARTY COOKIES: Advertising/Marketing cookies|
|Test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|1P_JAR||Used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates.|
|CONSENT||Saves if the user has accepted cookies from Google on other sites|
|GMAIL_RTT||Related to Google services (such as Google Maps or Gmail)|
|HSID||For visitors who are also Google services users, a Google Account security cookie|
|NID||For visitors who are Google users as well, a cookie related to the visitor’s preferences; also used for advertising, by customizing the ads offered in Google properties, such as Google Search|
|S||The “S” cookie may collect certain information used to help improve services, including the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages. This cookie may also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of PPC (pay per click) and affiliate advertising.|
|Google has set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google map. Although we do not have control over cookies established by Google, they seem to include a mix of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.|
|SID||For visitors who are Google users as well, a Google Account security cookie, also used for advertising, by customizing ads on Google properties such as Google Search;|
|SIDCC||Security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorized access.|
|Google has set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. Although we do not have control over cookies set up by Google, they seem to include a mix of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our site with your Google Account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, can be sent to Google and stored on US servers This cookie does not personally identify you unless you are signed in to Google, in which case it is linked to your Google Account.|
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• Cookies in Firefox
• Cookies settings in Chrome for Desktop
• Cookies settings in Chrome for Android
• Cookies in Safari
Because we respect your privacy, you can manage your cookie acceptance at any time in Cookie Settings. Please be aware that restricting cookies will have an impact on how our website works.
You should also know the following:
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, lifetime, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
• Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security
• Install and constantly update your antispyware applications
• Make sure your browser is always up-to-date
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu, or you can use the browser’s “Help” option for more details.
For more information about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you need more information that you have not found in this document, you can contact us at email@example.com.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Function Cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. These cookies are non-essential to the use of the website. However, without these cookies, certain functionalities may become unavailable.
Analytical Cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
Marketing Cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.