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Cookie declaration last updated on 05/11/2023 by Cookiebot:
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, SlashData) are called "first-party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
__jiddisqus.comUsed to add comments to the website and remember the user's Disqus login credentials across websites that use said service.1 dayHTTP Cookie
CognitoIdentityServiceProviderslashdata.coIdentifies the user and allows authentication to the server1 yearHTTP Cookie
CONSENTyoutube.comUsed to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
slashdata.coStores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain1 yearHTTP Cookie
disqusauthdisqus.comRegisters whether the user is logged in. This allows the website owner to make parts of the website inaccessible, based on the user's log-in status.SessionHTTP Cookie
rc::agstatic.comThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.PersistentHTML Local Storage
rc::cgstatic.comThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.SessionHTML Local Storage
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
@@scroll#slashdata.coPendingSessionHTML Local Storage
aet-dismissc.disquscdn.comNecessary for the functionality of the website's comment-system.PersistentHTML Local Storage
drafts.queuec.disquscdn.comNecessary for the functionality of the website's comment-system.PersistentHTML Local Storage
submitted_posts_cachec.disquscdn.comNecessary for the functionality of the website's comment-system.PersistentHTML Local Storage
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
_gaslashdata.coRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_ga_#slashdata.coUsed by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
browser_idslideshare.netUsed to recognise the visitor's browser upon reentry on the website.5 yearsHTTP Cookie
disqus_uniquedisqus.comCollects statistics related to the user's visits to the website, such as number of visits, average time spent on the website and loaded pages.1 yearHTTP Cookie
tdwww.googletagmanager.comRegisters statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.SessionPixel Tracker
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
badges-messagec.disquscdn.comCollects data on the visitor’s use of the comment system on the website, and what blogs/articles the visitor has read. This can be used for marketing purposes.PersistentHTML Local Storage
i/jot/embedstwitter.comSets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.SessionPixel Tracker
images/pixel.gifcdn.viglink.comEnables the visitor to share content from the website onto social media platforms or websites.SessionPixel Tracker
LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEYyoutube.comUsed to track user’s interaction with embedded content.SessionHTTP Cookie
remote_sidyoutube.comNecessary for the implementation and functionality of YouTube video-content on the website.SessionHTTP Cookie
RichHistorytwitter.comCollects data on visitors' preferences and behaviour on the website - This information is used make content and advertisement more relevant to the specific visitor.SessionHTML Local Storage
ServiceWorkerLogsDatabase#SWHealthLogyoutube.comNecessary for the implementation and functionality of YouTube video-content on the website.PersistentIndexedDB
TESTCOOKIESENABLEDyoutube.comUsed to track user’s interaction with embedded content.1 dayHTTP Cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.180 daysHTTP Cookie
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATAyoutube.comStores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain180 daysHTTP Cookie
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEYyoutube.comUsed to track user’s interaction with embedded content.PersistentHTML Local Storage
YtIdbMeta#databasesyoutube.comUsed to track user’s interaction with embedded content.PersistentIndexedDB
yt-remote-cast-availableyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-cast-installedyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-connected-devicesyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-device-idyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-fast-check-periodyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-appyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-nameyoutube.comStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
How can I control cookies on my browser?
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit:
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention, and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. They can accomplish this by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
Where can I get further information?
Swan Buildings (1st floor)
20 Swan Street
Manchester, M4 5JW