Last Updated : 11th July 2015
What are Cookies ?
When you visit our website, we may send you a cookie. Cookies are small files
which are placed on your computer or device. They allow websites to store things like user preferences.
You can think of a cookie as providing a 'memory' for the website, so that it can recognize you when
you come back and respond appropriately.
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A visit to a page on this website may generate the following types of cookie:
These cookies are essential for the running of our website. Without the use of
these cookies parts of our website would not function. For example we use
temporary cookies in order to correctly lay out the web page content on your
particular browser or device.
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our website. An
example of this is to allow you the option of us remembering your username for
when you next log in.
Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these types of cookies to monitor the performance of our website and how our
users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us
to offer better products to our users and also to identify any areas that may
need maintenance. For example, we use performance cookies to determine the most
popular articles so that we know to provide more of them. This information is
not personally identifiable to you - we do not track 'who' is viewing a page,
just how many people.
These cookies also allow us to track how many individual users we have,
and how often they visit the site. Unless you are signed in to AstroReveal, we cannot use these cookies to
identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example the number of visits to a page.
We generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service.
Your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer or device.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out which country you are in from the information
supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This type of cookie is completely anonymous,
and we only use it to help target our content.
Third Party Advert Cookies
We do not currently carry third party adverts on this site, but reserve the right to do so in future. Should this happen this policy will be updated and a reminder shown when you visit the site.
Other Third Party and Social Media Cookies
On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies.
They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you.
Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access
the data in cookies we use on our website.
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For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (such as Facebook), the social network that has created
the button may record that you have done this.
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 which cookies you have but also allows you to control their use.
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a
particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you
would not be able to use our premium content.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the
'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful,
or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
Do Not Track (DNT) Browser Setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing
is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies.
AstroReveal does not currently respond to DNT requests.
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A uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how DNT requests should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by
websites and third parties. AstroReveal will continue to review DNT and other new technologies and may adopt a DNT
standard once available.
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:
All About Cookies
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Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Consumer Choice
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Opt-Out Page
Your Online Choices (Europe)
Information Comissioners Office (UK)
Microsoft Cookies Guide
our Contact Center