What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small piece of information stored on your device when you visit a website. The cookie means that the site will remember you and how you used the site each time you return. A cookie can be a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A “persistent” cookie will remain for a set period of time for that cookie. A “session” cookie is assigned only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires when you close your browser. If you would like to learn more about cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (please note that these links are not maintained by us and may open a new browser window or tab). If you are in the European Union, you can also find more information at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk.
Some of the tracking technologies used on the Site include, but are not limited to, the following (there may also be subsequently developed tracking technologies or methods not mentioned here):
Cookies and local storage. Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that are sent to your device’s browser to uniquely identify your browser or to store information about your device. Our site may use HTTP cookies, HTML5 cookies, Flash cookies, and other types of cookie technologies to store information on local storage. Each website may send its own cookie to your browser.
Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag or web beacon is a small graphic file that allows us and third parties to monitor use of the Services and collect usage data. It may collect information such as the IP address of the device that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time (and duration) that the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag, and the ID number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the site, such as the links you click.
ETag, or entity tag. An Etag or entity tag is a cache feature in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL.
Browser fingerprint. This is the collection and analysis of information from your device, such as, but not limited to, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for identification purposes.
Recognition Technologies. These are technologies, including the application of statistical probabilities to data sets, that attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (for example, that a user of multiple devices is the same user).
LiveRamp. When you use our website, we share with our partner, LiveRamp Inc. and its affiliates (“LiveRamp”), information that we may collect from you, such as your email address (in hashed, de-identified form), your IP address, or information about your browser or operating system. LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match the information you share with our online and offline marketing databases and those of our advertising partners to link your browser to information in these other databases. We may also share hashed and de-identified email addresses, IP addresses and advertising identifiers with LiveRamp, which uses this information to link your device to its databases. This link may be shared by our partners around the world to enable interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g., cross-device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by non-affiliated third parties. ) by third parties not affiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link other demographic or interest information to your browser.
Flash. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be embedded or downloaded by you to your device. These cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences.
We have categorized our cookies into the following “types” to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
Essential – These cookies are essential to provide you with our services and allow you to use some of its features on the site. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our site and help to quickly load content on pages you request. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided and we use these cookies only to provide those services to you.
Analytics and Performance – These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our site and services and how users use our site. The information collected does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our site, the websites that referred them to our site, the pages they visited, the time they visited the site, whether they have visited the site before and other similar information. We use this information to help us operate our services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our services. We use Google Analytics for this purpose – Google Analytics uses its own cookies to improve the operation of our Services.
Functionality – These cookies allow our Site to remember the choices you make when using our Services, such as remembering your language preferences and remembering changes you make to other parts of our Sites or Services that you may customize. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid having to re-enter your preferences each time you visit our site.
Social Media Cookies – These cookies are used when you share information using a social media share button or “Like” button on our Services or when you link your account or our content on or through a social network site such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The social network will record that you have done this.
Cookies and You
To register for information or services with GOOD, you must have cookies enabled on your web browser. Some of the most popular browsers (and the links to manage your cookies on each) are:
Make sure your browser and device are correct and up to date. If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our site, but it will restrict some of the features of our site and what you can do. However, you can enable cookies from certain websites by setting them as “trusted sites” in your browser.
Controlling Your Cookies
You can set your web browser to notify you when a cookie is used. You can also get information about how long the cookie lasts and which server your data is sent to. You can then accept or decline the cookie. In addition, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to accept only those cookies that are returned to the originating servers.
You can accept or decline cookies at any time – with the exception of essential cookies (which are used to enable our website to function effectively). You can enable or disable cookies in your browser. If you wish to limit or block cookies set by a website – including this website – you can do so by setting the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet.
Information about controlling and deleting cookies, including on a wide variety of browsers, is available at allaboutcookies.org.
Some services may not work or have more limited functionality if your web browser does not accept cookies.
With respect to some of the cookies running on our site, you can find more information about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.
You can learn more about how Google protects your data here: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics on your use of our services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Flash cookies can be adjusted at the following address: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. If you choose to adjust the Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the Services may not function properly.
If you wish to opt-out of cookies on various advertising networks, the Network Advertising Initiative website provides additional information and guidance at www.networkadvertising.org. You can also disable cookies that remember your browsing habits and target advertising to you by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. To opt out of targeted advertising from LiveRamp, please visit https://liveramp.com/opt_out/.
If you choose to delete targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see ads, but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you choose to delete cookies from the companies listed in the links above, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertisements are included in this list, so you may still receive some cookies and personalized ads from companies not listed.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from any of our emails, you can choose not to download any images or click on any links. You can also set your browser to limit cookies or reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies, whether they are included on websites or in emails. Depending on your email address or browser settings, cookies in an email may sometimes be automatically accepted (for example, when you have added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). For more information, refer to the instructions for your browser or email device. ︎