Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the Edinburgh Website Products, such as by personalising content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the Edinburgh Website Products, we use them for the following purposes:
Security, site and product integrity
Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement
For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited a business’s website, purchased its products or used its apps and to recommend products and services based on that activity. Cookies also allow us to limit the number of times that you see an ad so you don’t see the same ad over and over again.
Cookies help us serve and measure ads across different browsers and devices used by the same person.
Cookies also allow us to provide insights about the people who use the Edinburgh Website Products, as well as the people who interact with the ads, websites and apps of our advertisers and the businesses that use the Edinburgh Website Products.
Site features and services
For example: Cookies help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with Edinburgh Website Products’ content and provide you with customised content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to make suggestions to you and others, and to customise content on third-party sites that integrate our social plugins. If you are a page administrator, cookies allow you to switch between posting from your personal Edinburgh Website account and the Page.
For example: We store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so that you will see the site in your preferred language.
For example: Cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly Edinburgh Website Products load for different people. Cookies also help us record the ratio and dimensions of your screen and windows and know whether you’ve enabled high-contrast mode, so that we can render our sites and apps correctly.
Analytics and research
For example: Cookies can help us understand how people use the Edinburgh Website service, analyse which parts of the Edinburgh Website Products people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.
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We may place cookies on your computer or device, and receive information stored in cookies, when you use or visit:
The Edinburgh Website Products;
Products provided by other members of the Edinburgh Website Companies; and
If you have a Edinburgh Website account:
You can use your ad preferences to learn why you’re seeing a particular ad and control how we use information that we collect to show you ads.
To show you better ads, we use data that advertisers and other partners provide us about your activity off Edinburgh Website Company Products, including websites and apps. You can control whether we use this data to show you ads in your ad settings.
The Edinburgh Website Audience Network is a way for advertisers to show you ads in apps and websites off the Edinburgh Website Company Products. One of the ways Audience Network shows relevant ads is by using your ad preferences to determine which ads you may be interested in seeing. You can control this in your ad settings.
You can opt out of seeing online interest-based ads from Edinburgh Website and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe or through your mobile device settings. Please note that ad blockers and tools that restrict our cookie use may interfere with these controls.
More information about online advertising:
Digital Advertising Alliance
Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance
Browser cookie controls:
In addition, your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Certain parts of the Edinburgh Website Products may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.
Date of Last Revision: 4 August 2018