Introduction & Policy
This page also contains information on what Cookies are examples of the Cookies used on West Coast 7s Sites, how to manage some of these.
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile. You can think of Cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website. They allow websites and apps to store things like user preferences, enabling you to navigate more efficiently between webpages, login information and generally improving your online experience.
We may also use tracking beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Site to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message.
Local storage is often used as an alternative to a cookie on devices (such as smartphones or connected TVs) which use you use to access and connect to our Sites.
Types of Cookies
These are Cookies which are required for certain features of our Sites to work. For example, Cookies are required to remember if you are signed in as you browse around our Sites.
These help us personalise your experience by remembering your preferences and settings.
Some examples of how we use these Cookies are:
- Remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you
Analytics and Performance Cookies
These help us understand how people are using our Sites, so we can better serve them. We sometimes get other companies to analyse how people are using our Sites. These companies might set their own performance cookies. Some examples of how we use these Cookies are:
- Collecting information on which web pages visitors go to most often
- Making sure that our Sites are working properly
Other 3rd Party Cookies
On some pages of our Sites, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how Cookies work, our Sites cannot access these Cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in Cookies we use on our Sites.
For example, when you view an embedded Social Video (for example, from Facebook), the social network may record that you have done this.
Here are some specific examples of the types of Cookies used on our Sites.
|Analytics and Performance||To track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the Site||730 days|
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting Cookies, or to stop it accepting Cookies from a particular website. However, if you disable all Cookies we cannot tell if you are signed in and some features of our Sites may not work correctly and you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit.
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.
Date: 19th May 2019