What Are Cookies?
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The Cookies We Set
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This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
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From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
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We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
Affiliate Marketing Cookies
Some pages on this website contain affiliate marketing links, which means Renchlist will be paid commission on sales of products or services we write about if you click a link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to you). Read more about that here.
To the extent the Skimlinks Group processes your personal data when providing affiliate marketing links, we act as controllers in respect of this data. Details regarding our controller arrangement can be requested using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Name of Cookie or other automated means of data collection:
- Link Wrapper
- t_gid (outside the UK and EMEA)
First or third party:
Purpose(s) of cookie or other automated means of data collection:
The Skimlinks Group uses this automated means of data collection to earn income from our content. The service works by creating/tagging links within content that a user is reading which, if clicked, takes the user to a third-party merchant’s website where the products and/or services can be purchased. If the user then buys something as a result of clicking on these links, the publisher is paid a referral fee by the merchant through Skimlinks. This referral fee does not come out of users’ pockets, nor does it affect the price users pay or the experience users have on the merchant’s site.
In respect of Users outside the UK and EMEA, the Skimlinks Group also stores or reads the t_gid cookie when a User visits a web page or clicks on content on a publisher’s properties, in order to optimise, personalise, analyse, and recommend content to Users.
Please note that in order for us to benefit from the Skimlinks Group’s services, the Skimlinks Group works alongside other third parties, called “affiliate networks”, who may also set cookies on your device. Affiliate networks are not processors or subprocessors of Skimlinks. An overview of these affiliate networks and a link to their respective privacy policies can be found here.
SkimJS: As long as SkimJS is enabled by Publisher on its Properties.
Link Wrapper: As long as Link Wrapper syntax is enabled by Publisher on its Properties.
t_gid: 1 year.
Social Media Cookies
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.
Last updated: 03 October 2022