Cookies and how we use them
What are cookies and how do they work?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are used as they can allow a website to recognise a users device. The Regulations apply to cookies and also to similar technologies for storing information. This could include, for example, Local Shared Object Shared Objects (commonly referred to as “Flash Cookies”), web beacons or bugs (including transparent or clear gifs).
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. For more information visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are essential for running our websites and are the driving key to providing you with a seamless experience.
You can navigate uninterrupted e.g. by remembering language and country choices you’ve made and by preserving authentication to secure parts of the domain.
These cookies enable us to improve our website by looking at how they are used. We do review the information from cookies to help assist what areas of the website are popular and how the website is being visited.
We review the information so we can determine the direction of our website for example general web search or an email campaign, this enables us to see how effective advertising and web search optimisation is.
We use these cookies to dynamically serve Metamation on both Metamation and selected third-party websites.
How can I manage cookies?
You can review the options available to manage cookies on your browser. The browser can be used to manage cookies relating to basic functions, site improvement, personalisation and advertising. Different browsers use different ways to disable cookies, but they are usually found under a Tools or an Options menu. You can also consult the browser’s help menu. In addition to cookie management, browsers usually let you control files similar to cookies, for example, Local Shared Objects, e.g. by enabling the browser’s privacy mode.
Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of Metamation’s website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.
How long do we keep the information?
It depends based on the type of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Persistent cookies, including Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.