What are Cookies?
Cookies are unique identifiers, usually made up of small bits of text or code that are placed on your device. Cookies are widely used by website owners and their partners to help websites operate, work more efficiently, and personalize the experience for you.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Whether or not your consent is required to the cookie depends on the type of cookie used.
Cookies may be placed on your device by Giftcloud, which are "first party" cookies. Cookies may also be placed on your device by a party other than Giftcloud, such as our Business Partners. These are "third party" cookies.
When we say "Business Partners", we mean third parties with whom we conduct business, such as our suppliers and clients who provide you with the offers through the Giftcloud services, and other companies or organizations with whom we enter into agreements to support our business and operations, including data analytics and advertising partners.
Cookies endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies'). These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
What Cookies do we use?
We use the following Cookies:
Essential Cookies: These are cookies that are essential for our website to work properly. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and that enable you to order a voucher.
Analytical/Performance Cookies These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Functional cookies are used to monitor the website’s performance, and are used to recognize and remember your preferences. These cookies can also be used to identify and remedy operational problems with the website.
We currently use the following cookies:
COOKIE: Google Analytics
COOKIE NAME: _ga, _gid
How long do Cookies stay on my device?
Cookies are either classified as "Session Cookies" or "Persistent Cookies."
Session Cookies are stored temporarily and deleted once you close the browser window.
Persistent Cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, and are beneficial because they allow us to remember your preferences and activities while on the website. The length of time these cookies remain on your device will vary, as it depends on the specific cookie used.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Note that if you choose to opt-out, this could hinder your experience on our website. For instance, if you opt-out of functional cookies the website may no longer be able to remember your preferences, such as language and country. Similarly, if you opt-out of advertising cookies, you will still see online advertisements, but they will no longer be tailored to your personal interests and tastes.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You may also disable certain cookies through your browser settings. In particular, you can disable these cookies on:
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&%3Bp=cpn_cookies
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer.
Please check your browser settings for more information. Within each browser, you can select the option to clear all cookies and other browsing data.
If you use the website after you have cleared all cookies from your browser settings, cookies may be placed on your device again. To avoid having these cookies placed on your device again, you can opt-out as described above or by installing an application on your browser, such as Ghostery or PrivacyBadger, to ensure certain cookies are not placed on your device.
For advertising cookies, in addition to the tool provided above, you can also visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ and turn off certain cookies through the 'Your Ad Choices' page.
What if I have questions?
If after reading this Cookies Policy you have any questions please contact Giftcloud's customer support on firstname.lastname@example.org