Cookie Policy

Privacy and cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

• First-party cookies (cookies set by us)
• Third-party cookies (cookies set by other sites through our pages)
• How to control and delete cookies
• Personal data

What are cookies?

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

• Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
• Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
• Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
• Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

First-party cookies (Cookies set by us)

These are cookies set by This Girl Can web domain known as ‘first-party’ cookies. Some are necessary to the functionality of the site. These are necessary cookies. Others provide information to us that we analyse to monitor and improve the site. These are optional cookies

These first-party cookies do not store or collect any personal information or anything that make you personally identifiable to us. Typically, the cookies generate a random, unique number to store information about a user.

Where it is used: all pages of This Girl Can website

Third-party cookies (cookies set by other websites through our pages)

Social media cookies

Some cookies are served by an external service when you use a page on our site, known as ‘third-party’ cookies.

For example, on a number of pages we use ‘plug ins’ or embedded media such as YouTube videos. These cookies are specific to the third-party site domain – the data stored in them can be seen and managed by the third party, not by us.

Although we can control whether we use the third-party services within our websites we do not have control over the cookies themselves. It is not always possible to identify precisely the information that the cookies store.

Follow us, Share (Add this) Facebook cookies: reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref

Purpose: To allow you to subscribe to This Girl Can social media channels or share This Girl Can content via Facebook. These cookies track registration effectiveness by recording how the user came to Facebook and are set when the browser is either not a Facebook user or is not logged in to Facebook.

Flash cookie (Local Shared Object)

Flash cookies are small pieces of information set and accessed by Adobe Flash the browser application that lets you play or display Flash media files such as YouTube and Vimeo videos. The cookies are stored in a different location on your hard drive than standard cookies. More information about this cookie and how to remove it is available Adobe Macromedia’s Flash Player Help.

Purpose: stores information between sessions of using embedded Flash content

Data stored by cookies: a unique ID, tracking information, some configuration information about the computer running the movie.
Duration of cookie: no expiration date

Where it is used: on web pages with embedded flash content
Impact on user’s experience of the site: none

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Cookies on This Girl Can Website

Necessary

Cookie Name Expiry Purpose
necessary_cookies_accepted 1 year Used to record consent to necessary cookies.
optional_cookies_accepted 1 year Used to record consent to optional cookies.
__widgetsettings Session Used for settings storage for the Twitter widget used on the website.
local_storage_support_test Session Allows the browser to locally store some information, for faster loading on future visits.
Various taggbox Cookies Session/On leaving page These cookies are used to show our various social feeds collated into one list.

Statistics

Cookie Name Expiry Purpose
_ga 2 years Used for anonymous analytic data.
_gat 1 day Used for anonymous analytic data.
_gid 1 day Used for anonymous analytic data.
collect Session Used for anonymous analytic data.

Marketing

Cookie Name Expiry Purpose
_fbp 3 months Used to track visits from Facebook advertisements.
fr 3 months Used to check if Facebook is consented to tracking a user.
tr 3 months Used to monitor Facebook advertisements.
_scid 13 months Used to track visits from Snapchat advertisements.
sc_at 13 months Used to monitor performance of Snapchat advertisements.
ads/ga-audiences Session Used to re-engage previous visitors.
GPS 1 day Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location, used by Youtube if a video is watched.
IDE 1 year Used by Google to monitor use of the site after visiting it due to clicking on an advertisement.
NID 6 months Used for targeting ads.
test_cookie 1 day Used to test if the browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 179 days Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC 179 days Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.