This notice explains how we collect and use any information we store on your PC.
Why we collect your data?
By collecting data, it allows us to ensure an efficient and seamless user experience for you the user.
Cookies and IP Addresses
When you visit one of our websites, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device.
- Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function.
- Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how our users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products and service to our users and also to identify any areas that our websites may need maintenance.
- Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your logon to our websites or provide us with information on where you found our site.
We may also track IP addresses. An IP Address is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location. It cannot provide personal information.
Web Beacons and URL tracking
As part of our email communications and website analyses, we may use web beacons and track URL's.
Web beacons are electronic files that count users who access a website or page and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons on web pages or email communications allow us to see how successful an article may be or that an email message was successfully delivered and read.
Tracked URLs will count the amount of clicks on a web page. This allows us to edit the site according to the popularity of the articles you read.
You can't decline web beacons, however by preventing cookies being used on your computer, you can prevent web beacons from tracking your activity. For information about managing your cookie options, please click here.
If you are using a mobile device to view our websites then they may require access to the following services on your mobile device: UDID, MAC address, or other applicable device identifier. We do not share this information with any 3rd parties.
The content on our websites and in our email communications may be adjusted depending on what we know about the content, products and services that you like. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you.
Advertising content may be adjusted depending on personal information. In some instances, this targeted advertising may be created by third parties and the information will be collected and held by these third parties outside the control of The Scoot Network.
We provide personalisation by using cookies, IP addresses, web beacons and URL tracking. A full explanation of how this works and how you can prevent the use of such activities, please see our Cookies, and IP Address section.
You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.
You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.
There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.
In order to manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:
- All About Cookies
- Your Online Choices
- Information Commissioner's Office
- Direct Marketing Association
- Microsoft Cookies Guide