What are Cookies and Online Tracking Technologies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our websites, to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our websites. This allows our websites to recognise your device from those of other users of the websites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
First and Third-party Cookies
Cookies belong to and are set by the Website’s owner (in this case, The Renoir Group) on your device are called ” First party Cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website’s owner are called “third party cookies”. These are cookies that another party places on your device through our website. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the websites (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites. Third parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
The Renoir Group may contract with third-party service providers to send e‑mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e‑mail communications, and/ or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.
To run our websites, for research purposes and to improve user experience our website may use third-party service providers cookies such as Google Analytics to track and analyse statistical usage, to help us understand, for example, how you use our websites, which pages are the most visited or where people visiting our websites are located.
The different types of Cookies that our websites may use
Persistent Cookies: These Cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and lasts for a time specified by the Cookie. We use persistent Cookies to improve your experience of using the website.
Session Cookies: These Cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.
Strictly Necessary/ Technical: These Cookies let you use all the different parts of our websites. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Some examples of how we use these Cookies are: To enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our websites.
Functional: We may use these Cookies to help us personalise the websites to you by remembering your preferences and settings. For instance, we may use these for remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you, or for remembering how you customised the Websites setting like colour, font size and layout.
Performance / Analytical: These help us understand how people are using the websites so we can make it better and improve the performance. We may use first and /or third-party cookies, like Google Analytics for this. Some examples of how we use these Cookies are to track what pages are most frequently visited, to track what locations our visitors come from. Or if you sign up for a newsletter or fill out a contact form these Cookies may be correlated to you.
Other tracking technologies: Some websites and emails may use things like web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how people are using them and to target advertising to them.
They usually take the form of a small, transparent image that is embedded in a web page or email to record how you interact with them. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were. They are used to help website and app publishers to better analyse and improve their services and to target advertising based on your browsing behaviour and interests.
How do change my Cookie settings?
You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser.
The “help”, “tool” or “edit” section of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive new cookies, and how to disable or delete cookies altogether.
Please note that if you choose to disable / block cookies, certain functionalities of our websites might not work.
The data collected by the websites and or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above.
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