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Police Oracle (part of Red Snapper Media Ltd.) – Cookies Notice

 

This Cookie Policy sets out the types and basis of use by us, Police Oracle (part of Red Snapper Media Ltd.), of cookies and similar technologies on our website, https://www.policeoracle.com (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and similar technologies will only be placed on your computer or device if you have consent to us doing so. In the section ‘About Cookies’ below, you will find information about the differences and function between essential and non-essential cookies.   

For guidelines on how you can provide and/or withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other similar technology on your computer or device, please see the information in the section ‘How to accept or reject cookies’.

Contents

 

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small data files which are sent by a website’s server to a web browser, and stored within processor memory or hard drive. There are a range of purposes which they can be used for, including customising a website for a user, helping users with website navigation, improving website user experience, and storing a user’s preferences so they do not need to be set on each subsequent visit.

 

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies are either used solely to conduct or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or are strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. a website or a service on a website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies are any cookies that are not essential, such as those that are used to analyse user behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements (‘advertising’ cookies).

 

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies are classified as being either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on the length of time they last for after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies last for as long as your browser is open and will expire when you close it.

Persistent cookies will either expire at a specific point in time or can be manually deleted from your browser, whichever occurs first.

 

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Types of cookies used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

            Non-essential

            First party

            Persistent

Purpose – To understand how our website is being used in order to improve the user experience. All user data collected is aggregated and anonymised, and as such no actions can be attributed to a specific person.

This is a standardized installation of Analytics that does not use Re-advertising or Display Advertising features.

You can manage your Google Advertising settings for web browsing across the net here - https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB  

You can prevent Google Analytics’ collection of your anonymised data about your use of the Police Oracle website by clicking the dark blue banner located at the bottom of the page across our website.

 

            Non-essential

            First party

            Persistent

Purpose – To remember the preference for subsequent visits that you have disabled Google Analytics across the Police Oracle website and to prevent the service from collecting any information about you or your use of our website.

            Non-essential

            Third party

            Session

Purpose – To allow us to embed and publish Police Oracle’s social media activity and mentions in to our main website and provide a single unified platform to improve user experience.

            Non-essential

            Third party

            Session

Purpose – To allow you to share Police Oracle’s content to your own Twitter feed.

            Non-essential

            Third party

            Advertising cookies

            Persistent

Purpose – To enable users of our website to share job vacancies with third parties (i.e. colleagues, friends). This form generates an email that is sent to the referred party only, Red Snapper do not receive any data or notification of this action.

Non-essential

Third party

Social media

Persistent

Purpose - To allow you to share Police Oracle’s content to your own Facebook feed.

Non-essential

Third party

Social media

Persistent

Purpose - To allow you to share Police Oracle to syndicate content across its social media platforms.

Essential

First party

Functional

Session

Purpose - To notify Police Oracle of its website service availability and uptime tracking.

 

Essential cookies

These are cookies which are necessary for a website to be able to operate as intended or to allow the website owner to provide you with a service which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website.

Legitimate interest: To ensure our website is functioning as intended and remains live and available for the Police Oracle community.

 

How to opt out of essential cookies:

Most web browsers will allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display correctly.

Existing cookies can be deleted from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept/reject and delete cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section ‘How to accept or reject cookies’

 

Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Functional cookies

 

Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website is: Site Analytics by Google. These cookies are persistent cookies and expire after two years.

The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.

The legal basis for our processing information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies is our legitimate interests (as per Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, please see out Public Privacy Notice, which is available here: https://www.redsnappermedia.co.uk/privacy 

 

More information:

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, please see their privacy policy here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit:  www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

How to opt out of analytical cookies:

You may opt out of Google Analytics on our website by using the banner at the bottom of all webpages tracked by Google Analytics on this site; or

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Functional cookies are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

The Disable Google Analytics cookie used on our website will appear under the name: ga-disable-UA and will expire on 31 December 2099.

Advertising cookies are used to display advertisements to you, tailor content to your interests and interactions, and to measure their effectiveness. We use the following advertising cookies on our website:

Legitimate interest: To provide a means for website visitors to send selected content to their contacts on a one-off anonymous basis.

Contractual necessity to deliver display advertising services to our clients. Advertising content is selected so as to be relevant to the Police Oracle audience.

Legitimate interest: To provide our community with relevant products and services related to their field of work.

 

Third party cookies  analyse your use of our website to ensure our website displays as intended in your browser, and to provide the full features of Police Oracle services to you as requested. Third party cookies used in relation to our website include:

The third party cookie used on our website is: Twitter Syndication by Twitter, Inc. . These cookies will expire when you close your current browsing session.

Legitimate interests: providing the Police Oracle community with the latest membership information, news, and events details on a single first party platform.

Twitter may track usage statistics about interactions with syndicated content on our website. You can find out how Twitter uses your information and how they use cookies by accessing their cookies policy here: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies#

The legal basis for our processing information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies is our legitimate interests (as per Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest: providing the Police Oracle community with the latest membership information, news, and events details on a single first party platform.

To understand how you can opt in or out of third party cookies and instructions for specific browsers, please see the following section.

 

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some examples of methods you can use to manage your use of cookies are detailed below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on the Police Oracle website. However, please be aware that blocking these cookies could impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, which may include, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below will provide you with information on how you can change these browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History

Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to browse websites in ‘incognito’ mode. ‘Incognito’ mode limits the amount of data placed on your machine and will automatically delete any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications, plug-ins, and extensions, which you can add to your browser to block or manage the use and storage of cookies.

 

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser by websites you have visited, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

 

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and

- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. The tool is available here:

 

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.