- a) What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small, often encrypted text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It is used to help users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions.
- b) What cookies are used on our websites
On RADAR Festival websites or websites that partner with events promoted by RADAR Festival, we may use the following cookies:
- i) Compliance cookies
- ii) Analytics cookies
These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.
iii) Third party cookies
These cookies may be set through our website by other companies. Data may be collected by these companies that enable them to serve up adverts on other sites that are relevant to your interests. You can opt out of receiving personalise ads by either clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the ads or clicking on the three dots next to a “Sponsored” advert and selecting ‘Hide Ad’.
- iv) Session cookies
These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
- v) Functional cookies
These are cookies used for core site functionality.
- c) How to configure your cookie preferences
Every browser program (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc) provides the ability for the user to configure their preferences. Refer to the help section of your particular browser to find out how to configure your own preference.
- d) Frequently asked questions
- i) What has changed and how does it affect me?
We have always used cookies to create the most secure and effective website for our customers. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring.
These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website.
- ii) Do I need to accept cookies?
iii )Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or emails?
We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone.
- iv) Can cookies allow others access to my computer’s hard drive?
The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smart phone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.
- v) If I use a public computer, will someone be able to get my details from the cookies?
Our cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer may have visited a certain website.
More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org
Last Updated- July 2019
Next Review Date- January 2020