WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application.
We use first and third party cookies on our Services and/or in our emails. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. However, certain cookies available on our Services and/or in our emails are placed by third party website operators. This means that the information about you collected by those third party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more information about how they may use such information.
HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.
COOKIES USED ON OUR SITE
We use the following types of cookies on our Services:
Essential Cookies – Essential cookies are those cookies which are essential for the operation of a website. Essential cookies include cookies such as login cookies and shopping cart cookies.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies recognise you when you return to a website, they remember your preferences and they provide enhanced, more personalised features.
Analytics/Performance Cookies – Analytics cookies, along with other information, allow websites to calculate the aggregate number of people using a website and which features of a website are most popular. This information is generally used to improve the website.
Targeting Cookies – Targeting cookies (also known as advertising cookies) deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on a website and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies we may use on our Services and the purposes for which they are used.
|Cookie Name||1st Party or 3rd Party cookie||Cookie Type||Purpose||Duration|
|_ga||3rd Party||Analytical||This is a Google Analytics cookie. It registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on the use of our Services. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html||Two Years|
|_gat||3rd Party||Analytical||This is a Google Analytics cookie. It is used to throttle the request rate on our Services. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html||Session only.|
|_gid||3rd Party||Analytical||This is a Google Analytics cookie. It registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on the use of our Services. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html||Session only.|
|tsgts||1st Party||Analytical||Used to track the source of traffic to The Savings Group’s platform to assign conversions and/or coupon usage to such sources.||7 days.|
|tsgcb||1st Party||Functional||This is a cookie which holds the state of cookie acceptance by the user.||30 days.|
REFUSING, BLOCKING AND DELETING COOKIES
Please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Services you will need to allow certain cookies. If you subsequently block or delete those cookies, some aspects of our Services may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Services.