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.
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: www.youronlinechoices.com
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