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Cookie Policy

Last update:  August 10, 2018
 

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What are cookies and how do we use them?
How long do cookies last?
What types of cookies are used on this site?
What about third party cookies?
How to control and delete cookies
Changes to our use of cookies
Contact information
 
What are cookies and how do we use them?
Like most websites you visit, our website (“site”) uses cookies and other similar technologies to distinguish you from other users of our sites and to store and manage user preferences, deliver targeted advertising, enable content, and gather analytic and user data, for example. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our sites.
 
Cookies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or embedded in a web page. Cookies may then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time.
Where possible, security measures are set in place to prevent unauthorized access to our cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier ensures that only we and/or our authorized service providers have access to cookie data.
We rely on your consent to use certain types of cookies (except “strictly necessary cookies”, as described below).  You can refuse cookies at any time by changing your settings while entering a website, referring to the Consent Portal or changing the cookie settings in your browser.  Our sites use both first-party cookies (such as Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as Google Advertising / AdWords cookies).   
You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, at www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
 
Web beacons
Web beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a site or email. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
 
IP addresses and URLs
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the internet. When you visit our sites, we may view that IP address of the device that you use to connect to the internet using a web beacon. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our site visitors come. We may use this information to change the way we present our sites to you to enhance your visit.
A URL (uniform resource locator) is a unique identifier or address for each resource on the internet, in effect it is the address for the web page that you are visiting. We will use this information to see which sites and pages are visited and the way that you navigate through our sites.
 
How long do cookies last? 
We use cookies and similar technologies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active (session) and cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistent). You are free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your device allows this. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings.
 
What types of cookies are used on this site?
We use different types of cookies on our sites. Although they mainly work in the same way there are some differences:
Type of cookie
Brief Description
How long will the cookie remain on your computer?
 
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Session and Persistent
 
Analytical/performance cookies
They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies may be provided by our third party analytic provider but are only used for purposes related to our sites.
Session and Persistent
 
Functionality cookies
These are used to recognize you and choices you make when you return to our website. This enables us to enhance and personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). In addition, cookies may allow some website embedded functionalities (for example, displaying YouTube videos) to work properly.
Session and Persistent
 
Social Media/Sharing cookies
Our website may include some social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” button, the Twitter “Tweet” button, the LinkedIn “Share” button and so on. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie or employ similar technologies to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or directly on our website. We have no control over how the social networks may collect and use your personal information and their use is subject to the social network’s own privacy policy.
Session and Persistent
 
Targeting/Re-targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Session and Persistent
 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the Consent Portal. 
 
What about third party cookies?
Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, e-commerce providers, and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, such as Shopify and Google Analytics) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
 
  1. Google Analytics: Our sites use both Google Analytics’ first-party cookies and Google Advertising’s third-party cookies.  We utilize Google Analytics to implement specific features called (i) Remarketing, and (ii) Demographics and Interest Reporting.  These are features of Google’s Advertising / AdWords that allow us to optimize the delivery of ad content specifically targeted to a visitor’s interests based upon previous visits to our sites.  They also provide us with information about the age and gender of our visitors, along with the interests they express through their online travel and purchasing activities.

If you’d like more information about Remarketing in Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268?hl=en.  For more information about Demographics and Interest Reporting, go to https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2799357?hl=en.

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising, you may do so by using the Ads Preferences Manager at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising via the advertising network initiative, by following the instructions found at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/.

Here is a list of cookies we may use through Google Analytics.  

gtag.js and analytics.js – cookie usage

This library sets the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gid

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

1 minute

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named_dc_gtm_<property-id>.

AMP_TOKEN

30 seconds to 1 year

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_gac_<property-id>

90 days

Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.

ga.js – cookie usage

This library sets the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Default Expiration Time

Description

__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the__utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

2 years from set/update-

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVarmethod with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Content Experiments - cookie usage

For websites using Google Analytics content experiments, the following cookies are used for these features in addition to the other cookies described in this document:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

__utmx

18 months

Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment.

__utmxx

18 months

Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.

How to control and delete cookies

The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device. If you do not consent to our use of any of the cookies listed above, please disable them following the below instructions so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your device.
Follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost.
Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your device; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. Many browsers make it possible to activate a private mode, in which cookies are always deleted after visiting a site. Depending on each browser, this private mode may have different names. The following is a list of the most common browsers with a link to cookie configuration and the different names used for said “private mode”:

Changes to our use of cookies

Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here and, if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

Contact Information

If you have any queries in relation to this notice or our use of cookies, please contact us at: PrivacyOffice@rb.com.
You may also write to us at:
RB Global Privacy Office
Turner House
103-105 Bath Road
Slough
SL1 3UH

You can find out more information about how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.