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Cookies

Cookies

We log visitors' domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site.

This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

What is a Cookie and why are they used?

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small text file which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular user and website.

Why do we use Cookies?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites. This makes your visit to our site smoother. It also remembers your preferences and allows us to customise your experience.

Cookies also allow us to monitor and measure how visitors engage with our website. We can discover what areas of the site are popular, how often visitors return, have they accessed the website from a desktop computer or a mobile device and so on. By understanding this information, we can improve and enhance the customer journey in the future.

Opting out of accepting Cookies  

If you choose to opt out of accepting our Cookies, some functions may appear broken because of the way our site operates. Please understand that your experience may not be as smooth or as enjoyable as we aim to deliver to all of our visitors though the overarching site will continue to work.

If you still decide to opt out, you have two options:

You can adjust the settings on your internet browser to prevent cookies being downloaded. How this is done varies according to which browser you are using, and we recommend you refer to the appropriate online help guides.

You can opt out of receiving specifically those cookies we use to track how people are using our site. Details of how to disable the Google Analytics cookies can be found on our Cookie Page.

Cookie Page

There are two types of Cookie:

Session Cookie

Session Cookies are temporary. They allow ODL to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent Cookie

These cookies are set on your first visit to the ODL website. They last longer than the duration of your stay and are used to help us understand which parts of our sites are regularly visited and how we can improve the service we deliver.

Functions

Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorised as follow: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality’ cookies and ‘targeting’ or ‘advertising’ cookies. ODL will use the term ‘Targeting’ when describing this function.

Strictly Necessary

Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to navigate around the ODL websites and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or the shopping basket. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Performance

Performance cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors navigate the ODL websites; they don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to improve your user experience of our website.

Functionality

Functional cookies allow our visitors to customise how our website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions. On other websites they can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.

Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions.

Cookies We Use

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

We also log visitors' domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.