What do I need to know about cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The most commonly used cookies are ‘analytical’ and allow website owners to gather anonymous information about how their website is used so that they may improve your experience. For example, they can count the number of visitors to the site or improve the user experience based on how easily users are able to find content. Other cookies may be used to help manage the functionality of the site or to remember any preferences you have selected.
Additional cookies may be placed on your computer by other partners companies who’s services are used within our sites (e.g. for the delivery of online video or sharing links).
Different types of cookies
First party cookies
These are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them. A website might also use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
Third party cookies
These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some GS1 UK web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies.
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser, e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari.
These are saved on your computer and don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session.
We use different types of cookies for different things. Below you can find a table of all the cookies our website currently uses and why we use them.
|Cookie||Name||What it is used for?||More information|
||These web analytics cookies, provided by Microsoft Inc., are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||Microsoft Privacy Statement: Cookies & Similar Technologies.|
||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
An overview of privacy at Google. For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website, and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|An overview of privacy at Google.|
|Addthis||__atuvc||gs1uk.org uses service called AddThis, which is a content sharing and social insights platform that helps make it easy for website owners to provide, amongst other things, sharing options on their sites.||More information about AddThis can be found at support.addthis.com.|
||These cookies are essential for the normal operation of the website. They enable the website to remember things from one page to the next. If you block these cookies, the website will not remember what you add to your shopping basket. These cookies are automatically deleted from your computer at the end of your web browser session or when your web browser is closed.||Microsoft information about session cookies.|
||These cookies are used to monitor the availability of the website and also the servers that host the website.
The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.
|More information about New Relic and session cookies.|
|Google Double Click||
||To display adverts on the gs1uk.org website we use a service called Double Click.
Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google Account.
Managing and deleting Cookies
Cookies can be monitored and deleted from your browser. Since browsers create and store cookies, they are also the most direct way to access, manage, and delete cookies.
Please keep in mind that if you disable all cookies, certain portions of our website may not work properly since certain necessary cookies and functionality cookies will be disabled.
For cookies that track activity in connection with targeting advertising, you can opt-out of third party targeting cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page here or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page here or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page here.
Other tools offered by third parties can help you see and manage the types of cookies and trackers that you encounter. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Questions and contact information
For any questions or for further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org