Cookies on the EGA Internatinal’s website
This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device where it is stored by your web browser. A cookie contains limited non-personal data, usually a unique identifier and the name of the site. This enables a website to recognise you as you move around the site and/or each time you revisit. Cookies are used for a wide variety of purposes such as to keep you logged in or to remember what’s in your basket if you’re shopping online, to remember your preferences and settings, to analyse how the site is used by you, and to serve advertising to you.
Cookies may be served to you by the website you are visiting (a “first party cookie“) or by another organisation providing services to that website, such as an analytics company or advertising network (a “third party cookie”). They will either be stored for the duration of your visit (a “session cookie”) or they will remain on your device for a fixed period, which could be months or even years, to remember you across multiple browsing sessions (a “persistent cookie”).
- Analytics and Performance–Related Purposes: to record what you like and don’t like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage. We also use analytics companies to gather information regarding users of our services on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website.
- Advertising Purposes: some of our websites contain advertising and all advertising that is served on our websites will be clearly marked with the word “Advertisement”. Cookies and tracking technologies may sometimes be used to deliver advertising and marketing messages relevant to you – a common practice across the internet and known as online behavioural advertising.
More information about analytics and advertising is detailed below.
Google Analytics: Collects statistical information about how you use the site so that we can improve the site.
Google Analytics (GA) does not collect specific user information itself. We do use Google Tag Manager to install GA, and tracking pixels to support reporting and re-marketing via agencies. Our agencies use Adwords, Doubleclick, Facebook, LinkedIn, and possibly some other tracking pixels for remarketing.
Here are links with more information:
1. GA: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
2. Google overall privacy info: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
3. Google’s remarketing legal info: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2549063?hl=en
– PREF; nid: These cookies hold data about your settings across Google-owned sites, and we use them to make the website experience more relevant through awareness of your preferred language.
– utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmv; _utmz; JSESSIONID: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, time spent on the site, when they return and the pages they visit. Duration : From 30 minutes to up to 1 year.
Google Ads: Tracks pay-per-click advertising conversion.
The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows to measure the effectiveness of our advertising by understanding the actions people take on your website. We use pixel data to:
- Make sure our ads are being shown to the right people
- Build advertising audiences
- Unlock additional Facebook advertising tools
Here is the link for more information:
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative.
They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Guardian News & Media.
You can choose how web browser cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings including to refuse or delete all cookies. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences or follow the instructions provided at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/, which provides information for the most common browsers.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:
If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.