What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.
What to do if you do not want cookies to be set:
Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although AVADO cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The AVADO website does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to see the homepage banner, which often showcases customer promotions and discounts.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as MyWeb Presenters, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.
Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features.
Examples of performance cookies set by AVADO and our suppliers
|Google DoubleClick||AVADO uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns.
Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
|Google Analytics||From time to time some AVADO online services, including mobile apps, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.
Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
Opt-out of Visual Web Optimizer cookies.
|YouTube||YouTube embedded content cookies enable opt-in for YouTube navigation on AVADO. For videos that are visible on www.avadolearning.com, a persistent cookie is set by YouTube when you click to play the video.
This persistent cookie is used by YouTube to help maintain the integrity of video statistics. AVADO does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check YouTube’s website for more information.
|Fospha||Fospha cookies allow AVADO to optimise their marketing channels by stitching together and attributing individual visits to the website. To opt-out of Fospha cookies, please refer to the section on web browser cookies.|
|Wistia||The AVADO website has embedded videos hosted by Wistia. When you interact with these Videos, Wistia automatically receives and records user information. Visit their site for more information. https://wistia.com/privacy|
|HubSpot||HubSpot’s tracking code is used to improve our website and provide a more personalised service to visitors, both on this website and through other media. Visit their site for more information: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser|
This version was produced on 27th March 2018.