Purpose of this notice
- to make your visit to our site smoother. So, for example, it allows you to share content with peers on social networks. It also remembers your preferences and so allows us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- to monitor and measure what visitors do on our website. This allows us to know what areas of the site are popular, how often visitors come back, where they come from, whether they are using a PC or a mobile device and so on. Knowing how our site is being used means we can enhance users’ experience in future.
Opting out of accepting cookies
Because of the way our site operates, cookies are needed to allow some of its functionality to work and therefore we recommend that you accept them. However, if you choose to opt out of receiving our cookies, please understand that although you can still use our site, some functions may not work and your experience may not be as smooth or as enjoyable as we aim to deliver for all our users.
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 below.
Types of cookies we use
When visiting Switch Digital’s website you may have the following cookies placed on your computer:
This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from the Switch Digital site you are browsing.
Session tracking cookie
These cookies are set on your first visit to any of the Switch Digital 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.
Visitor tracking cookie
These cookies are used by Switch Digital to track repeat visitors to our sites. We do this so we can build up a picture of how visitors use our sites and how best to improve our service.
First party cookies
Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager:
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These cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use our site. All web traffic and usage information is collected in an aggregate and anonymous form. Switch Digital use this information for analytical purposes to evaluate the performance of their marketing campaigns, to compile reports and to make improvements to website content and user experience.
Google privacy information: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The __cfduid cookie is used for security purposes and is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a number of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted, the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again.
For more information on the use of this cookie please visit the Cloudflare website.
No third-party cookies are currently used on this website.