Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
On our Website we use the following kinds of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
- Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting cookies, or advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the 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. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer and you can control how your web browser deals with cookies by clicking “turn cookies off” in the “Cookie control” pop up at the bottom left corner of our Website, or by changing your browser settings. Turning cookies off may prevent you from using parts of our Website.
Many browsers give a range of options for managing cookies, including obtaining consent for every cookie, blocking certain types of cookie and blocking cookies from unrecognised websites. You can set your browser to block all cookies. However, if you do this many sites will not work as smoothly as you are used to and some basic functionality that is dependent on cookies will not work at all.
The following links go to the relevant help sections for the major web browsers and explain how to manage your cookies:
- Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
- Safari OS X https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
- Safari iOS http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
- Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies?s=cookies&r=0&e=es&as=s
- Android https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Android
- Blackberry http://help.blackberry.com/en/blackberry-q10/10.3.1/help/mwa1334238823957.html
- Windows Phone https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10635/windows-phone-change-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
What cookies are https://www.comparehearingaids.org/ using?
|fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months|
|Taboola||__cfduid||Cloudflare user session cookie for security purposes||1 year|
|t_gid||This cookie gives a user who interacts with our Widget a User ID allowing us to target advertisements and content to this specific user ID.||1 year|
|taboola_fp_td_user_id||This cookie gives a user who interacts with our Widget a User ID that indicates that this user clicked on an item of sponsored content or advertisement in Taboola’s Widget and is used for reporting and analytics.||1 year|
|taboola_mk||This cookie keeps track of whether a user sets a “mark” event for retarget campaigns of that type.||1 year|
|taboola_usg||This cookie keeps track of user segmentation.||1 year|
|YouTube||YSC||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes||Session|
|Outbrain||_ofcap_DOC1||Used for Frequency capping||1 Week|
|apnxs||Third Party Cookie||3 months|
|obuid||Holds the anonymous user’s ID. Used for tracking user actions, such as clicks on the recommendations||3 months|
|rcktfl||Third Party Cookie||3 months|
|Vimeo||vuid||used to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user.||2 years|
|NID||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site.||Session|
|Comparehearingaids||catAccCookies||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain||1 year|
|_ga||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.||_gid Session|
|_gat||_ga 2 years|
|Hotjar||_hjIncludedInSample||analyse usage of www.comparehearingaids.org using Hotjar, which may set cookies on your computer.||1 Year|
|doubleclick.net||IDE||This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.||2 Months|