What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our site, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
Other organisations also collect user information on our site through cookies. Using cookies and other technology allows other organisations to help us to analyse how our site is being used and measure the number of visitors to the site.
Cookies that are used by Close-Up are referred to as “first-party cookies” and those that are used by other websites or apps are “third-party cookies”. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other organisations access the data in the cookies we use on our website. There are more details about both in the following sections.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section.
Essential: cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you.
Performance: cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our website content and to improve our site and apps, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you have downloaded anything. Details of how to opt out of it are below.
Functionality: cookies that are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
Advertising: cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.
The cookies we use do not collect information such as your name, email address, postal address or phone number. We sometimes use information such as your IP address and browser type.
Third party cookies
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Addthis, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.