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.
The following is a list of cookies used by our website, and what they are used for:
Cookie type: Cookie
Cookie name: PHPSESSID
Description: 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.
Cookie type: Load Balancer Cookie
Cookie name: AWSELB
Description: 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.
Cookie type: Google Analytics
Cookie name: _utma / _utmb / _utmc /_utmz
Cookie type: Open Source Analytics
Cookie name: _pk_id.1.7aeb / _pk_ses.1.7aeb / _pk_ref.1.7aeb
Description: 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.
Cookie type: ShareThis Cookies
Cookie name: _unam / _stid / _uset / UID / UIDR
Description: 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.
Cookie type: Twitter Cookies
Cookie name: guest_id / pid / k
Description: 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.
Cookie type: Facebook Cookie
Cookie name: datr
Description: 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.
Cookie type: Google+1 Cookies
Cookie name: NID / PREF
Description: 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.
Cookie type: LinkedIn Cookie
Cookie name: 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.
Cookie type: Google Maps Cookies
Cookie name: Google.com / NID / PREF / Google.co.uk / NID / PREF / SNID
Description: 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.
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.
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.