This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Go Media Ltd, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://www.gomedia.co (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from August 29th 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Contents

About cookies
List of cookies used
Essential cookies
Non-essential cookies
Facebook Pixel
How to accept or reject cookies
Copyright

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org



List of cookies used

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We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of Cookie Essential or Non-Essential? Type of Cookie First or Third Party? Session or Persistent? Expiry Time Purpose
PHPSESSID Essential User state preservation related First party Session End of browser session Preserves user session state across page requests. Essential for site operation.
SIDCC Non-Essential Functional (security) Third party Persistent 3 months Google security cookie used to prevent unauthorised access to the user’s information.
CONSENT Non-Essential Functional (consent related) Third party Persistent 20 years Google consent setting cookie.
_cfduid Non-Essential Functional First and Third party Persistent 1 years Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
lang Non-Essential Functional Third party Session End of browser session Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.
_hjIncludedInSample Non-Essential Functional First party Session End of browser session Determines if the user's navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.
_hjIncludedInSample Non-Essential Functional First party Session End of browser session Determines if the user's navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.

test_cookie

Non-essential

Functional

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies

bscookie

Non-essential

Functional

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by social media for social integration including share buttons and ad tags

bcookie

Non-essential

Functional

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by social media for social integration including share buttons and ad tags

_gat

Non-essential

Functional

First party

Session

End of browser session

Used by Google to throttle the request rate.

_ga

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Persistent

2 years

To distinguish website visitors.

_gid

Non-Essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.

__utma

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the web site as w ell as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.

__utmb

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.

__utmc

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Session

End of browser session

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the web site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a web site visit.

__utmz

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

6 months

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

BizoID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

29 days

Used as a LinkedIn Ad analytics cookie

UserMatchHistory

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

29 days

Used as a LinkedIn Ad analytics cookie

OTZ

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

6 months

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

HSID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps and Youtube on the website.

SAPISID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps and Youtube on the website.

SID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps and Youtube on the website.

SSID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps and Youtube on the website.

APISID

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps and Youtube

OGPC

Non-essential

Analytical

Third party

Persistent

2 years

These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps and Youtube on them.

_hjRecordingEnabled

Non-essential

Analytical

First party

Session

End of browser session

Hotjar Session Recorder - No personal data recoreded

lidc

Non-Essential

Analytical

Third Party

Session

End of browser session

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

c_user

Non-essential

Analytical / Advertising

Third Party

Persistent

2 years

We use the Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not.

xs

Non-essential

Analytical / Advertising

Third Party

Session

End of browser session

We use the Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not.

spin

Non-essential

Analytical / Advertising

Third Party

Persistent

1 day

Facebook’s cookies are used to share articles and to interact with them.

datr

Non-essential

Analytical / Advertising

Third Party

Persistent

2 years

We use the Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not.

sb

Non-essential

Analytical / Advertising

Third Party

Session

End of browser session

We use the Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not.

fr

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

3 months

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers

AID

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

1 year

Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites.

NID

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

6 months

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

IDE

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

1 year

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficiency of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1P_JAR

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

1 month

Google cookie used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.

personalization_id

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Twitter cookie used for ad personalisation purposes

guest_id

Non-essential

Advertising

Third party

Persistent

2 years

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visit to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service



Essential cookies

What are Essential Cookies?

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • a first party session cookie which preserve a user’s state across pages on the website. This cookie is essential for the website to operate, including its basket functionality. This cookie is called PHPSESSID.

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.



Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google to prevent unauthorised access to a user’s information. This cookie is called SIDCC and expires after 3 months.
  • a first and third party persistent cookie which is used by the content network, Cloudfare, to identify trusted web traffic. This cookie is _cfduid, and expires after 1 year.
  • a first party session cookie which remembers the users selected language version of the website. This cookie is lang
  • a first party session cookie which determines if the user's navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder. This cookie is _hjIncludedInSample
  • a first party session cookie used to help Google Analytics manage the number of users on our website. This Cookie is called _gat
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google in relation to the user’s consent settings. This cookie is called CONSENT and expires after 20 years.
  • a third party session cookie which is used by DoubleClick (a Google remarketing product) to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. This cookie is called test_cookie
  • two third-party persistent cookies used by social media for social integration including share buttons and ad tags. These cookies are called bscookie and bcookie, and expires after 1 year.

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

  • Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga and __utma which are persistent cookies and expire after 2 years, __utmz which is a persistent cookie and expires after 6 months and _gid, __utmb and __utmc which are session cookies. We also use the Google Analytics cookie _gat, which is explained in more detail in the ‘functional cookies’ section above.
  • Google Map analytical cookies used to measure and track your behaviour in relation to the Google Maps installation and Youtube on our website. These cookies are persistent cookies which expires after 2 years and are called HSID, SAPISID, APISID, LOGIN_INFO, SID, OGPC and SSID.
  • third party persistent and session cookies that are set by Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not, and are also used to share articles and to interact with them. These include persistent cookies called c_user and datr, which expires after 2 years, spin which expires after 1 day, and the session cookies wd, sb and xs.
  • a first party session cookie which is used as a Hotjar Session Recorder. Hotjar analyses your behaviour on our website using a tracking code and allows us to generate ‘heatmaps’ (visual representations of user mouse behaviour) which help us analyse visitor behaviour on our site. This cookie is _hjRecordingEnabled
  • two third party persistent cookies which are used as LinkedIn Ad analytics cookie. These cookies are: BizoID and UserMatchHistory. These cookies expire after 29 days.
  • a third-party session cookie used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. This cookie is called lidc

More Information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

For YouTube’s (Google’s) privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.gomedia.co/privacy-policy

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:

  • third party persistent and session cookies that are set by Facebook to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes" and whether you are logged into Facebook or not, and are also used to share articles and to interact with them. These cookies are also analytical, and are explained in more detail in the ‘Analytical (or performance) cookies’ section above.
  • a third party persistent cookie which is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers. This cookie is fr and expires after 3 months.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google to customise ads on Google websites. This cookie is called AID and expires after 1 year.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google’s AdSense network which registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device which is used to target advertisements to the user. This cookie is called NID and expires after 6 months.
  • a third party Google persistent remarketing cookie to display advertisements to you about our goods and services across the internet, including on other websites you visit. This cookie is called IDE and expires after 1 year.
  • a third party persistent cookie used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates. This cookie is called 1P_JAR and expires after 1 month.
  • a third party persistent cookie which collects anonymous data related to the user’s visit to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service. This cookie is guest_id and expires after 2 years.
  • third party Twitter persistent cookie used for ad personalisation purposes. This cookie is personalization_id and expires after 2 years.

Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en

For further information on Google’s advertising cookies, please see their cookies policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

How to opt in or out from advertising cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from advertising cookies

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using advertising cookies by accepting the use of such cookies via our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of advertising cookies, including profiling and automated decision-making please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.gomedia.co/privacy-policy



Facebook Pixel

What is Facebook Pixel?

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using Facebook Pixel turning on marketing cookies using our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel, including profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.gomedia.co/privacy-policy



How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.

Browser Settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

  • Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
  • Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
  • Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Facebook Pixel

Cookie control tool

You can block Facebook Pixel using our cookie control tool.

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the too here:

  • For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebook-pixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=en
  • For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.



Copyright

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