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Cookie Notice

Last updated: 04.05.20
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How we deploy "cookies"

This cookies notice explains how we, dentsu LIMITED (Regent's Place, 20 Triton Street, London, NW1 3BF) together with our group companies (we, us, our, DAN) handle cookies and other related technologies.

Cookies are small packets of information stored by your web browser when you visit certain websites, including our website. Cookies are generally used by websites to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either strictly for the duration of your visit (using a "Session" cookie which is erased when you close your browser) or for repeat visits (using a "Permanent" cookie). Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as "first party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies").

Our websites may also use other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels". These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way as cookies. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

Please be advised that in some countries data such as cookie IDs and IP-/MAC- addresses are considered to be personal information. To the extent we use data that is considered personal information, this will be done in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

We deploy cookies to help us to identify how users navigate to and around our website and to enable some of the features within the site that may be beneficial to you (for example, language preferences, or print page features). This helps us deliver an effective online service to you.

Analytics cookies

We use analytics cookies for gathering information about our users and to identify unique users. We use this information to gain statistical analysis about our website and to analyse our website, for optimisation purposes. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We may use Google Analytics for this purpose. For details of analytics cookies, please see below:

_gaThis cookie is used to distinguish between different users on the website.2 years
_gidThis cookie is used to distinguish between different users on the website.1 day
_gatThis cookie is used to throttle the request rate to control web traffic. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.1 minute

How to reject cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can alter your browser settings. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another. If you wish to reject cookies from our site, but wish to accept those from other sites, you may choose the option in your browser settings to receive a notice before a cookie is stored on your device. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information.

To find out more, please consult the following: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ and www.youronlinechoices.com. By disabling cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.

Other related tracking technologies

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA to protect our website from spam and abuse. This is a third party tracking tool which we integrate into our system and is a requirement for our security processes.

This service collects some user information and identifiers which can be used to identify an individual through their personal data. For example, whenever we send a request to the service in order to validate the user is actually a human, then that service collects some user data. This will include information such as the OS used, the user browser used, and the IP address.

We use this tool for information security purposes, in order to protect our back-end service from getting requests from untrusted resources other than the code website.

For more information, please see Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Email tracking

We do use tracking pixels in our emails, so that we know when an email is opened, how long it is opened for, and when it is deleted. We do this for marketing purposes to evaluate the success of our marketing activities, where the relevant legal basis is your consent (e.g. where you have consented to receive emails from us and to be contacted by us).

How to reject email tracking pixels

If you do not wish to allow us to use tracking technology within our emails, such as pixel tags, the best way to do this is not to enable images when you view our emails. In other words, only view the plain-text of the email.

Some web browsers and email clients have settings or extensions available to disable / block such cookies such as Gmail.

For more information about your privacy rights, please review our Privacy Notice.