A "cookie" is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website or help us tailor our services to you.
The main type of cookie we use is called a session cookie. We use these for a variety of site functions such as remembering your log-in for you and what you’ve put in your basket when ordering from our resources platform. Without this than various functions on the website would not work properly.
Site Analytics and Performance:
Google Analytics – we use this tool to understand how the site is being used in order to improve it for our users by making it easier to use and more accessible. User data is all anonymous. Read Google’s privacy overview for Analytics >>
DoubleClick - To help us analyse advertising campaigns. User data is anonymous. Find out more >>
Mookie1.com - To help us analyse advertising campaigns. User data is anonymous. Find out more >>
Real Media - To help us analyse advertising campaigns. User data is anonymous. Find out more >>
B3 - To help us analyse advertising campaigns. User data is anonymous. Find out more >>
ScoreCard Research Beacon - from a market research company that studies Internet trends and behaviour. Find out more >>
Media IQ - We use this on our site in order to optimise user journeys, all data is held anonymously.
Any Media - We use this on our site in order to optimise user journeys, all data is held anonymously.
We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters and post on social networks. We cannot use this to identify people personally. It is used to understand how people share and respond to our communications to help us improve them.
To comment on a blog you must provide your email address. This is in order to help us reduce spam comments and to notify you of replies to your comment. Read our blog and social media comments policy >>
“Social sharing” buttons:
We use “social sharing” buttons on many pages of our site to allow users to easily share the pages with their friends on social networks. This is done using a tool called ShareThis and includes buttons for Twitter, Facebook “Like”, Google +1 and LinkedIn.
At the bottom of each page of the site there is a “Social section” that shows information about Time to Change’s profile on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you are logged in to Facebook than a tool called Facebook Connect is used to show you which of your friends also “Likes” Time to Change.
These social features use scripts from domains outside of Time to Change. These sites may be collecting information about what you are doing across the web. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External web content:
Sometimes we embed content from external websites on our Time to Change website. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are videos from YouTube. Similar to the “social sharing” buttons these services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content.