Thank you for visiting ecodrop.co.uk (“Website”). This cookie notice applies to the Website, any website or branded pages on third party platforms (such as social media e.g. YouTube and Facebook) and applications accessed or used through such websites or platforms which are operated by or on behalf of ecodrop (“Ecodrop Site”).
When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the specific App you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.
- WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
- HOW AND WHY DOES ECODROP USE THEM?
Ecodrop keeps all the information collected from cookies in a non–personally identifiable format. Ecodrop cookies located on your computer do not retain your name or your IP address.
- WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DOES ECODROP USE?
The following types of cookies are used on Ecodrop websites.
- Necessary cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.
- Session cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
- Functional/Persistent Cookies
- Cookies that send information to us
These are the cookies that we set on Ecodrop Site and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a “First Party”
We also place cookies on brand ads which are placed on other websites owned by third parties (e.g. Facebook). We obtain information via those cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement. In this situation the brand is placing a “Third Party” cookie. The brand may use the information obtained by these cookies to serve you with advertising that is relevant and of interest to you based on your past online behaviour.
- Cookies that send information to other companies
These are cookies that are set on Ecodrop Site by our partner companies (e.g. Facebook or advertisers). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data. This is known as a “Third Party’’
- DEMOGRAPHICS AND INTEREST REPORTING
Some of our websites use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. This is done using something called the DoubleClick cookie. If you don’t want your information collected in this way, you can:
- use Google’s Ad Settings to opt out of Display Advertising; or
- use Google’s Browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics
DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information. Sometimes the DoubleClick cookie will contain an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID, and is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously.
We will not use any information reported by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to identify any individual user of our site.