Last updated: 17 February 2019
What is a Cookie?
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. You can find more information about cookies at:
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies used on this Website & Gigable App
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, websites or apps will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and they may not be able to provide the certain services or features.
Gigable do not set or store any strictly necessary cookies.
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website or app; for instance, which pages or sections visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website or app works.
Gigable do not set or store any performance cookies.
Functional cookies allow our Website and Gigable App to remember choices you make (such as your user name and log in details) and any customisations you make to Website pages of Gigable App sections during your visit in order to provide enhanced, personalised features. For instance; these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other elements of pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services which you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on something. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Gigable do not set or store any functional cookies.
List of Cookies
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Google Analytics||Anonymous website visit data||Not stored by Gigable|
|Zendesk||Support chat bot and page||Not stored by Gigable|
|Youtube||Video hosting||Not stored by Gigable|
|WordPress||Content Management System||Not stored by Gigable|
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited a website. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on the website in order to make advertising both on the website and other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
Gigable do not set or store any targeting or advertising cookies.
Web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on websites. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use web beacons to obtain information such as the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
We may also use web beacons in marketing emails sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of such emails and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and, if you open the email, how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.
We may use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to users in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven’t opened our emails for a period of time.
Gigable do not set or store any web beacons.
Managing Cookies in your Browser
In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Website or Gigable App at any time by activating settings on your browser or device. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen or via the settings function on your device. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Safari Mobile
For more information on how to manage cookies, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm.
However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost.
In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Website or Gigable App may operate as intended.
How to delete Cookies
For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
For further information about Google Analytics please see: Safeguarding your Data.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit: www.youronlinechoices.com
This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.