What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices or are placed on the hard drive of your device.
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.
The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.
Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.
What cookies are used by SparkleBox?
The cookies on our websites generally fall into the following categories:
1) Analytics cookies
2) Functional cookies
3) Cookies to help make advertising more relevant to our users
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.
Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer to you through our websites, for example:
• by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information;
• by recognising your preferences when you return to our website(s);
• by enabling us to serve the appropriate regionalised service relevant to your location; or
• by ensuring that any adverts which you view on our website are not repeated within a short space of time.
Cookies to help make advertising more relevant to our users
Google advertising cookies
AddThis advertising cookies
Other advertising cookies
You can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to review the advertising cookes on your computer and opt out if you would like to.
When do our cookies expire?
Except for essential cookies, most of the cookies on our websites expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan which ranges from 1 day to 26 years. Some of our cookies are persistent and will never expire.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.
You can opt-out of receiving cookies from a range of ad servers by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and following the instructions provided.
If you want to delete cookies from the browser on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.