Effective Date: November 3, 2019
‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
- About cookies
- List of cookies used
- Essential cookies
- Non-essential cookies
- [Web beacons]
- [Google Analytics]
- How to accept or reject cookies
- Copyright, credit and logo
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to provide additional functionality on our website (‘functional’ cookies), analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Legal bases for processing
For essential cookies, our legal basis for processing is our legitimate interests in ensuring our site functions properly, providing you with the online services you have requested, and tracking which articles and pages are the most visited for analytical purposes with respect to content popularity.
For non-essential cookies and other technologies, our legal basis for processing is your consent which you give by clicking on the Accept Cookies button or rejecting it and also if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can do so.
List of cookies used
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:
Name of Cookie
Essential or Non-essential?
First or Third party?
Session or Persistent?
_ga] and Global site tag (gtag.js) – Google Analytics or GTM
To distinguish website visitors
We use Google Analytics for the purpose of analysis and to understand how the visitors are utilizing our website.
We also embed web beacons on our website. Web beacons are small GIF image files which enable us to track how often you view our adverts or website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.
Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers), or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Cookie control tool[You can accept or reject [non-essential] cookies by using our cookie management tool].] Whether you’re using Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Brave, DuckDuckGo or any other browser, go to Preferences and you can find where to adjust cookies in the Privacy and Security section. Also, you can opt-out of Google Analytics if desired.
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
- Brave Browser: https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022806212-How-do-I-use-Shields-while-browsing-
- DuckDuckGo: https://duckduckgo.com/privacy
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
Google Ad Settings
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:
- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails if they are used (currently they are not being used) by: Emailing us back at email@example.com the response to a question whether or not you consent to it. For now, web beacons will be used on the https://eagleheartdynamic.com website only.
You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, email marketing is not being used. However, web beacons will be used on the Eagleheart Dynamic (https://eagleheartdynamic.com) website.
Disconnect for Facebook
You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the tool here:
- For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebook-pixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=en
- For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool
You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.
Copyright, credit and logo
For an alternative format of this document, download the Cookies Policy (Canadian Law Version) PDF.