The UK Information Commissioner (‘UK ICO’) defines a cookie as ‘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.’ Any browser visiting our site will potentially receive cookies from us.
We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie lasts beyond the current session and is used for many purposes, such as recognizing you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Stakester without signing in again. Since a persistent cookie stays in your browser, it will be read by Stakester when you return to one of our sites. Session cookies last only as long as the session. Once you close the page, the cookie is deleted.
The list of cookies being used on our website is available here. You will see that the cookies are split into the following categories:
|Necessary Cookies||These cookies are necessary for the website/application to function. Without them the site will not work. Or, they provide functionality that the user expects to exist, like remembering your cookie preferences. Or, the cookies enable Stakester to adhere to the GDPR security requirements and prevent fraud.|
|Analytics Cookies||Analytics cookies are used so Stakester can collect information about how people use the website/application – for example, the number of users on a site, how long they stay on the site for, and what parts of the site they visit.|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies allow Stakester to remember choices that a user has made, for example language preferences.|
|Advertisement Cookies||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to our website visitors and their interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a visitor will see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They also include Social media cookies that allow users to interact more easily with social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.|
|Other Cookies||Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analysed and have not been classified into a category as yet.|
When we want to use any cookie category other than “Strictly Necessary”, we will ask for your consent. This is done via our cookie banner. You can edit your consent options at any time by clicking on the “cookies” button on the bottom left hand corner of the webpage. If we make any changes to the list of cookies that we use, then we will automatically show you the cookie banner then next time you visit our site, so you have full control over the consent you provide.
Please note that if you manage your consent or set your browser to block cookies, some or all of the website and services may not have full functionality and your user experience may be impacted. The website will work, but only in its simplest form.
If you have any questions you can always contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.