Last updated November 29, 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Aberlour) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
what cookies do we use?
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Website or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
They allow monitoring the website by means of the Google Analytics tool, which is a service provided by Google for obtaining information about the accesses of the users to the websites. Some of the data saved for subsequent analyses are: number of times a user visits the website, dates of the first and last visit of the user, duration of the visits, from what page the user accessed the website, what search engine the user used to reach the website or what link he clicked on, or from where in the world the user accesses.
The configuration of these cookies is predetermined by the service offered by Google, for which reason we suggest that you consult the privacy page of Google Analytics, to obtain further information on the cookies that it uses and how to disable them (in the understanding that we are not responsible for the content or the veracity of the third-party websites).
This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables us to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular, it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing the website and Facebook, to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in it by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on our website.
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Aberlour Child Care Trust
Stirling, FK8 1QZ
Phone: 0800 0856150