Definition of Cookies

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device (computer or mobile phone) when you access Rockridge Digital websites. Cookies enable Rockridge Digital to recognize what your preferences are and store them, which effectively saves you time from repeatedly re-entering the same information. 

The cookies on our Web site are there to provide you with more relevant information and to give you a much better and valuable experience when you browse our Web site, and also to help us to improve our site. Please note that these cookies do not store or reveal any personal information about you such as your identity. 

All Web sites which operate across certain parts of the European Union by law must obtain consent from users in using or storing cookies on their computers or mobile devices.

 

Rockridge Digital’s Use of Cookies

Rockridge Digital uses Cookies via the following applications: 

  • Profile or Form Fill Cookies –This type of cookie is used for content that is protected behind a web form or login. In these cases, the website accepts your data and passes that data to a CRM system, such as HubSpot. After this data is submitted, it creates a cookie (on your browser) to identify you as a “known” user.
  • Analytics Cookies – Rockridge Digital also uses external cookies for third party analytics solutions, such as Google Analytics, to improve your experience on our Web Site.

Types of Cookies used by Rockridge Digital

We use Session cookies, Persistent Cookies and First and Third Party Cookies. 

Session cookies-These allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They can be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less intrusive than persistent cookies. 

Persistent Cookies– These cookies are stored on a user’s device in-between browser sessions, which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising. 

First and third Party Cookies-First Party cookies basically are cookies set by a website visited by the user of the website that will be displayed in the URL window. Third Party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. This means that if you visit a Rockridge Digital website and a separate company has set a cookie through our website, then this will be considered a third party cookie

For more information about Cookies please go to the following websites:

http://www.ico.gov.uk

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/2407785

 

Types of Analytics Cookies used by Rockridge Digital

We use analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics and Google Ads/Google Marketing Platform Cookies, to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you use our online Sites and/or Services. These tools and technologies collect and analyze certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC Address, mobile unique device ID, and other similar information.

 

The third party analytics companies who collect information on our Sites and/or Services and other online products and/or services may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services relating to your activities across their network of websites as well as online and/or mobile products and services. Many of these companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies.

 

In addition to our use of technologies as described herein, we may permit certain third party companies to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to you based on your use of Rockridge Digital Sites and/or Services, and to otherwise collect and use data about your use of Rockridge Digital Sites and/or Services. For more information about this practice visit the Google advertising technologies page, or to opt out of Google Advertising cookies, you may visit the Google Ads Settings page. You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Further, you may opt-out of Google Marketing Platform’s use of cookies by visiting the Google Marketing Platform opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page

 

Managing the use of your cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the internet not only allows you to see the cookies that you have on your device, but also allows you to control their use.

You can control the cookies by reviewing them in your browser, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept any cookies. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies, and instead to ask for you to give your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device. Please be aware that in doing this, it may slow down your browser experience. There are different levels of control in using your cookies. You will be able to prevent only third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioral advertising or allowing you to block specific companies that you do not wish to deploy a cookie.

In order to manage and control your cookies on your computer or your mobile device, please determine what browser you prefer to use, perform an internet search on how to manage cookies on that browser or device, and follow the instructions that are provided by the software or hardware provider. Here is an example of what’s provided by Google for their Chrome browser on iOS, Android, and computer (provided for your convenience).

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