Cookies Policy

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customize your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them. This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by the site glossyU.com, how to switch cookies off in your browser and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on the GlossyU’s website, please email [email protected].

What are ‘cookies’?

Cookies‘ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory‘ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How does the GlossyU’s website use cookies?

A visit to a page on the GlossyU’s website may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Site performances cookies
  • Anonymous analytics cookies;
  • Geotargetting cookies;
  • Advertising cookies;
  • Third party advertising cookies;

Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the GlossyU’s website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

– whether you see the latest or the oldest article comments first
– video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser

Anonymous analytics cookies:

Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie‘.  These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page.

Geotargetting cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it. We also use cookies to help us use targeted advertising. We may use cookies set by another organization so we can more accurately target advertising to you. For example, we may show adverts about holidays if you have recently visited the travel section of our site. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about what you are looking at on our site, but not about who you are.

Third party advertising cookies

A lot of the advertisements you see on the GlossyU.com, are provided by other organizations. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the GlossyU.com.

Other third party cookies

On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on the GlossyU.com , the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options‘ or ‘preferences‘ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help‘ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie setting in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and IOS

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide

All about Cookies

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: www.youronlinechoices.com