COOKIES

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Thunderbird Releasing Limited (trading as Thunderbird Releasing), use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://www.thunderbirdreleasing.com (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 12th November 2018.
‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
Contents
● About cookies
● List of cookies used
● Non-essential cookies
● Facebook Pixel
● How to accept or reject cookies
● Copyright

About cookies

What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
● used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
● strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

List of cookies used
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of Cookie

Essential or Non-essential?
Type of cookie
First or Third party?
Session or Persistent?
Expiry Time
Purpose
SIDCC
Non-essential
Functional (security)
Third party
Persistent
3 months
Google security cookie used to prevent unauthorised access to the user’s information.
CONSENT
Non-essential
Functional (consent related)
Third party
Persistent
20 years
Google consent setting cookie.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Non-essential
Functional
Third Party
Persistent
179 days
Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
crumb
Non-essential
Functional
First party
Session
End of browser session
This cookie creates a unique session for your visit and is deleted automatically when you close the relevant page or window.
_gat
Non-essential
Functional
First party
Session
End of browser session
Used by Google to throttle the request rate.
_ga
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
2 years
To distinguish website visitors.
_gid
Non-Essential
Analytical
First party
Session
End of browser session
Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.
test_cookie
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
PREF
Non-Essential
Analytical
Third Party
Persistent
8 months
Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
YSC
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
GPS
Non-Essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
yt-player-two-stage-token
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-cast-installed
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devices
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-id
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-period
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-app
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-name
Non-essential
Analytical
Third Party
Session
End of browser session
Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
HSID
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SAPISID
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SID
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SSID
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
APISID
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to store user preferences and information of Google maps
LOGIN_INFO
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
Used by Google & Youtube to store user preferences and information of Google maps
OGPC
Non-essential
Analytical
Third party
Persistent
2 years
These cookies are used by Google & Youtube to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.
ss_cid
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
2 years
To provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
ss_cpvisit
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
2 years
To provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
ss_cvisit
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
30 minutes
To provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
ss_cvr
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
2 years
To provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
ss_cvt
Non-essential
Analytical
First party
Persistent
30 minutes
To provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
IDE
Non-essential
Advertising
Third party
Persistent
1 year
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficiency of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
NID
Non-essential
Marketing
Third party
Persistent
6 months
Google Doubleclick remarketing cookie used to register a unique ID for the purpose of displaying targeted advertisements.
DSID
Non-essential
Marketing
Third party
Persistent
1 day
Google Doubleclick cookie used to recognise when the use logs in from multiple devices.
1P_JAR
Non-essential
Advertising
Third party
Persistent
1 month
Google cookie used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.


Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
● Functional cookies
● Analytical (or performance) cookies
● Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:
• a third party persistent cookie used by Google to prevent unauthorised access to a user’s information. This cookie is called SIDCC and expires after 3 months.
• a third party persistent cookie used by Google in relation to the user’s consent settings. This cookie is called CONSENT and expires after 20 years.
• a third party persistent cookie to improve the loading time and functionality of videos on our website. This cookie is: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. This cookie expires after 179 days.
• a third party session cookie used to create a unique session for your visit and is deleted automatically when you close the relevant page or window. This cookie is called crumb

How to opt in or out from functional cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
• Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga which is a persistent cookie and expires after 2 years, and _gid which is a session cookie. We also use the Google Analytics cookie _gat, which is explained in more detail in the ‘functional cookies’ section above.
• YouTube cookies to track when you watch YouTube videos on websites across the internet. These generate statistics on the videos you watch such as how many videos you watch and for how long. These cookies are: PREF, YSC and GPS. YSC and GPS are session cookies and PREF is a persistent cookie expiring after 8 months.
• Youtube cookies used to store the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. These cookies are session cookies called yt-player-two-stage-token, yt-remote-cast-installed, yt-remote-connected-devices, yt-remote-device-id, yt-remote-fast-check-period, yt-remote-session-app and yt-remote-session-name
• third party Youtube cookies used to measure and track your behaviour in relation to the Youtube installation on our website. These cookies are persistent cookies which expires after 2 years and are called HSID, SAPISID, APISID, LOGIN_INFO, SID, OGPC and SSID.
• a third party session cookie used to check if the user's browser supports cookies. This cookie is called test_cookie
• third party persistent and session cookies used to provide us with information about your visit, such as device and browser usage and referral sites. This helps us to identify areas for improvement and those that are most valued. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. These cookies are called ss_cid, ss_cpvisit and ss_cvr, which expire after 2 years, ss_cvisit and ss_cvt which expire after 30 minutes.

More information
Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.thunderbirdreleasing.com/privacy-policy

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:
• third party persistent Google remarketing cookies. These cookies are NID, IDE, DSID and 1P_JAR. NID expires after 6 months, IDE expires after 2 years and DSID and 1P_JAR expire after 1 day.

Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en
For further information on Google’s advertising cookies, please see their cookies policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

How to opt in or out from advertising cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies
Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using advertising cookies by accepting the use of such cookies via our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of advertising cookies, including profiling and automated decision-making please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.thunderbirdreleasing.com/privacy-policy

Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.
Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using Facebook Pixel turning on marketing cookies using our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel, including profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.thunderbirdreleasing.com/privacy-policy

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.

Browser settings
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adsettings
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:
- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Facebook Pixel
You can block Facebook Pixel using our cookie control tool.

Disconnect for Facebook
You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the too here:
• For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebook-pixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=en
• For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool
You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.
Copyright

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