Cookie Policy

Introduction

Our website uses ‘cookies’, which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They are sent from the website’s servers to your computer or mobile phone and stored on your device, and may then be sent back to our website’s servers with updated data as you browse our website.

Cookies are used to record information about your preferences as you browse our website, which allows us to improve your experience by tailoring the website accordingly. Cookies can also be used to identify you every time you revisit our website.

A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.


How We Use Cookies

The following is a list of cookies used by our website, and what they are used for:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Description
Cookie PHPSESSID The Rippleffect website uses a session cookie to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only lasts for the duration of your visit being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Load Balancer Cookie AWSELB This cookie is essential to help ensure that the website loads efficiently by distributing visits across multiple web servers. The cookie does not contain any personal information and only lasts for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
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These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please use this link: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.
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These cookies are used by the analytics software Piwik to allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.Session

 

Third-Party Cookies

Our website uses the following third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your computer or mobile phone as you browse our website. If you would like to know more about how these third-parties use cookies to collect and store your data, please use the links below:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Description
ShareThis Cookies _unam
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These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use the ShareThis function provided on the website. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve the site. These cookies only personally identify you if you have already independently signed up with ShareThis and have given your consent.
Twitter Cookies guest_id
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The Twitter plugin on our website allows you to quickly follow our official Twitter account. These cookies are installed by Twitter, and are used to detect if you are currently logged into Twitter when you visit our website, and also if you are already following us. Please see http://twitter.com/privacy for more information.
Facebook Cookie datr The Facebook plugin on our website allows you to quickly ‘Like’ our official Facebook page. This cookie is installed by Facebook, and is used to detect if you are currently logged into Facebook when you visit our website, and if you already ‘Like’ our Facebook page. For more information, please see www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
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The Google+ plugin on our website allows you to promote our website to your contacts using the ‘+1’ button. This cookie is installed by Google to detect if you are currently logged in with a Google account. For more information, please see www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies.
LinkedIn Cookie X-LI-IDC This cookie is installed by LinkedIn to detect if you are currently logged in with a LinkedIn account, and if you are already ‘LinkedIn’ with people from Rippleffect. Please see http://uk.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy for more information.
Google Maps Cookies Google.com
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These cookies are installed by Google whenever you visit a page with an embedded Google Map, and are used by Google to track usage of their services. For more information, please see www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. 

Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as Flickr and YouTube, you may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. Rippleffect does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Please also note that, if you use one of the ‘sharing tools’ on our website to share content using social networks, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. Rippleffect does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.


Blocking Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.

Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.


Deleting Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow also allow you to delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Similarly, mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to delete cookies using their mobile browser.