REVIEWED: JUNE 2022
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If you run a website, you may already know what a cookie is and how it functions. Just in case you don’t know much about cookies, though, here is a brief overview:
A cookie (sometimes also referred to as a browser cookie, HTTP cookie, Internet cookie or Web cookie) is a small file sent from a Web server to your computer whenever you visit a website.) If you return to the website later, your Web browser sends the small file to the server to notify the website of any previous activity you engaged in on the site. Once you return to a website, the server can retrieve the cookie file from local computer to assist in expediting certain functions such as logging in and retrieving account or user data.
Cookies can serve many useful purposes, such as remembering items you had in a shopping cart, logging visited pages on the site and remembering login details so you don’t have to enter them every time you visit the website. The most common types of cookies are authentication cookies, which servers use to determine whether a user is logged into a site or not.
• Log Files – This would include things like IP addresses, browser type and version, time zone settings, browser plugins, operating system and platform.
• Website usage – How long users spend on the sites and what they click on, how many times and with what they interact.
This information is used to help enhance features and services. It is worth noting that the IP address data collected cannot be used to identify you personally on its own, it would need to be combined with other information generated to construct a profile of you.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
• Google Chrome
• Microsoft Edge
• Mozilla Firefox
• Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Apple Safari
To find out how to delete already stored cookies and for the browsers or operating systems that are not listed then please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
THE XENAN GROUP COOKIE OPT-IN / OPT-OUT
THIRD PARTY SITES
It is important in any circumstance before providing any information to these websites that you check their own privacy policies. The Xenan Group does not accept any responsibility for the protection of your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) supplied to these other sites or any “Threats” that may arise from accessing them.
It is possible that either clients or these third parties may grant permission to The Xenan Group for us to put targeting pixels and cookies on their websites, possibly as a redirect from a social media posts sent through our platform. This should be indicated in our clients’ policies; this will be used to investigate supporter journeys and possibly be used to create Custom Audiences for targeted advertising across digital media (including social media).
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
If you have any queries on this policy or if you would like to know further details on how The Xenan Group uses data then please use the communication preference centre or contact us at: [email protected]