Last updated: 23rd December 2019
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1. What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to a user’s browser from a website's computers and stored on a user’s computer's hard drive or on a tablet or mobile device (collectively, “Computer”). A Cookie stores a small amount of data on your Computer about your visit to the Site.
We may also use “web beacons” (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Site to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A web beacon helps us to understand whether you came to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, measure successes of email marketing campaigns and improve our website performance. They may also enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information. In many instances, web beacons rely on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
We place and access Cookies on your Computer; these Cookies are known as “first-party Cookies.” Cookies may also be placed and accessed by some of our third-party vendors, which are known as “third-party Cookies” and are described below. Some Cookies are "session Cookies," which means that they are temporary Cookies that are only stored on your device while you are visiting our Site. Other Cookies are "persistent Cookies," which means that they are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave our Site.
You can choose whether to accept Cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you disable this function (or keep this function disabled, as set by default by certain browsers), your experience on the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
2. What Cookies Do We Use?
Below we list the different types of Cookies that are used on the Site that you are visiting.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Cookies Used Purpose
|event_id||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|channel_id||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Used for application security against cross-site request forgery.|
|ecochannels_eco_app_session||These cookies are used to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in all browsing sessions.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_55941384_1||This cookie is associated with Google Tag Manager which we use to load scripts into our website pages.|
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies Used Purpose
|_vwo_uuid_v2||Used by Visual Web Optimizer to ensure a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.|
|feathr_session_id||Used by Feathr - Identifies user activity that is close together in time in order to group interactions.|
|__utma||Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Cookies Used Purpose
|mac||Used to determine a 'Marketing Action' you may have been referred by.|
|disc||Used to pass discount codes & promotions from 'Marketing Actions'.|
|ssource||Used to determine a Sales Person involved, as a result of a 'Marketing Action'.|
|sales_method||Used to determine the method of the 'Marketing Action'. Could be from a download, a referral or direct telephone enquiry.|
|elq_camp_id||Used for tracking of Marketing Campaign in Eloqua.|
|ext_treat_id||Used to track Marketing Action in Eloqua.|
mac - Used to determine a 'Marketing Action' you may have been referred by.
disc - Used to pass discount codes & promotions from 'Marketing Actions'.
ssource - Used to determine a Sales Person involved, as a result of a 'Marketing Action'.
sales_method - Used to determine the method of the 'Marketing Action'. Could be from a download, a referral or direct telephone enquiry.
elq_camp_id - Used for tracking of Marketing Campaign in Eloqua.
ext_treat_id - Used to track Marketing Action in Eloqua.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Cookies Used Purpose
|__gads||DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site.|
|_fbp||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
On many of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter and LinkedIn 'Share'. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Alpha Events. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on Alpha Events's site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Alpha Events, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don't click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External Web Services
We use a number of external web services on the Alpha Events site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we often use Flickr; to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use Vimeo and YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous e.g. our daily newsletter. We use Eloqua as an email service provider:
Eloqua employs cookies in order for its server to recognize a return visitor as a unique user. Cookies are small text files placed in the 'Cookies' folder on a visitor's hard disk and allow Eloqua to remember the visitor. The cookies placed by the Eloqua server are readable only by Eloqua, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on a computer. All web-browsers offer the option to refuse any cookie. If a visitor refuses the Eloqua cookie, Eloqua does not gather any information on that visitor, but doing so will require you to re-enter certain information at each visit, or prevent us from customizing the site's features according to your preferences. You may also delete a cookie manually from your hard drive. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
3. How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
• Google Chrome
• Microsoft Edge
• Mozilla Firefox
• Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Apple Safari
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.