What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookies. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are widely used in order to make sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.
Types of Cookies
There are two broad categories of cookies:
First Party Cookies, served directly by Time Etc to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Time Etc to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our site.
Third party cookies, which are served by a service provider on our site, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies,' meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the site to recognise our computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
What cookies do we use?
Our website uses the following cookies:
First party cookies: countrycookie, splittest, splittest2, rannum, ref, kw, loggedinname, loggedinuser, session, username, wdt_staff_session, timeetc_token, timeetcauthed, - for the purposes of recording your country, the source of your visit (where provided to us) and the keyword you searched for (where provided to us), whether or not you are already authenticated on our platform and, if so, your details including name.
Third party cookies: Google Analytics - for the purposes of analysing your visit to our website for marketing and user experience reasons. Inspectlet - for the purposes of monitoring your user experience whilst on our website.
How to control or delete cookies
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our site.
You can set your cookie preferences by by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "help" "tools" or "Edit" facility).
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our site to track the actions of users on our site. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the site, so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users' personal data.
We may collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our site and for internal reporting purposes. We may anonymise and share this information with advertisers, sponsors and/or other businesses.