WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’), or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

WHAT IS IN A COOKIE?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences, or what’s in your shopping basket.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT COOKIES SET?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer, tablet or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing.  Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests.  If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies (See ‘How you can control cookies’ below), or even to delete cookies that have already been set, but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website if you do.

HOW CURATED DIGITAL USES COOKIES

Cookies enable us to identify your device.  We use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.  For example, we use cookies to analyse how you arrive at and navigate around our website.

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to the police with a valid court order).

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through our website then you can find out how to do this below.

HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES

Web browser cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it, or you can refuse cookies altogether.  You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings.  The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Adobe Flash Player Cookies

The Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device.  However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies then you must do this on the Adobe website.

Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting

DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytics companies.  This website does not currently respond to DNT requests, however, you may opt-out of tracking on this website, including analytics, by changing your cookie settings.

CONTACTING CURATED DIGITAL ABOUT THIS COOKIE POLICY

If you have any questions or comments about this cookie policy, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Curated Digital Limited
Unit B407
The Business Centre
5 Clarendon Road
London
N22 6XJ

29 September 2014