By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook and Twitter) and subscribing to our services, you agree that, unless you have set your computer’s browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests.
Types of cookies
There are two broad types of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:
First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies.
Third-party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. Third-party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.
Cookies we use
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.
We have assessed our cookies based on the ICC Cookie Guide.
What information do we collect using cookies?
We may collect some, or all, of the information available from cookies when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously.
However, you can choose to use our website anonymously without giving us any information. Please see ‘Changing your cookie preferences’ below.
- The areas of the website you visit
- The amount of time you spend on the site
- Whether you are new to the site or have visited it before
- The country, region, city and/or borough associated with your IP address or device
- How you came to our website – for example, through an e-mail link or a search engine
- The type of device and browser you use
- How you use the website and the quality of your experience – for example, we may track your bandwidth when viewing videos
- How you interact with our donation and sign up forms – for example, what you select as your communication preferences
- Any error messages that you receive on the site
Although not through cookies, we do measure the success of the mailings we send – so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most and to ensure our newsletters and other bulletins remain relevant and interesting to our users. We do not share this information with third parties.
Website statistics analytics, testing and personalisation
Our website uses the following web analytics services:
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which (as discussed above) are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by Google’s opt-out tool.
Other third-party cookies
You may notice some other cookies that are not related to the Don’s Discs website. Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube video, Twitter feed or Facebook likes and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. Don’s Discs does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites.
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC it is possible to disable this function without affecting your navigation around the site.
Changing your cookie preferences
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.
How to disable cookies
Last updated 21 August 2019.