What are cookies?

Urbacise uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy you consent to Urbacise’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are used by websites to perform certain functions.

Cookies are sometimes referred to as browser cookies or tracking cookies and are created when a browser loads a web page or if an online advert is clicked on. Cookies are stored within a user’s browser to help websites remember a user’s settings or enable certain online ads to be triggered.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Google cookies

Urbacise uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Urbacise.com also uses Google Adsense advertisements.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

[Other] third party cookies

To enhance our content and to deliver a more enriching online experience for our users, we sometimes embed images and videos from other websites on Urbacise websites.

We currently use and may in future use content from sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter. You may be presented with cookies from these third party websites. Please note that Urbacise does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.

Refusing cookies

Urbacise will not collect personally identifiable information through the means of cookies.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Updates to this policy

This policy may be updated regularly as and when new cookies are implemented, or existing cookies removed.

We will also update this policy based upon cookie best practices and both UK and EU legal requirements.

You are encouraged to check back here in order to keep up-to-date with the latest version of this policy.