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Army Cadets Website - Cookies Policy

Cookies are small information files that are stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer that help us improve your visits the Army Cadets website. This page explains what cookies we use and how you can manage them.

StaWhat is a cookie and why do we use them?

The Army Cadets website uses small text files called cookies that are stored on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Cookies make the website easier to use and can help customise the website to improve your overall experience if you visit it regularly by remembering:

  • Recognising your settings – so you don’t need to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering the information that you’ve given (e.g. your username and password) - so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use our website - so we can make improvements that meet your needs
  • Tracking the websites that you use - so our advertising using third-party networks is better targeted and more relevant to you
  • Our cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier but this information is not used to identify you personally.

More information on cookies, what they are and how they are used is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

What type of cookies are used?

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into the following categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – required to enable you to move around the website and use essential features
  2. Statistic cookies - collect information about how you use our website and help us improve performance and provide a better user experience
  3. Targeting cookies – used by advertising networks to track your browsing across the internet whilst enabling us to enhance our website with services provided by third-parties

Some cookies are set directly by the armycadets.com website. Others are set by third-parties when you visit the Army Cadets website. Third-party cookies include those set by advertising networks, the partners we use for web analytics, and external websites delivering embedded content and videos (e.g. YouTube and Vimeo).

Cookies are stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device and track repeat visits.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies.

Further information about individual cookies used on this website is provided below.

Some cookies are created by the Army Cadets website, while other cookies are created by other websites you have visited, or you have clicked a link to the Army Cadets website from. The time a cookie is stored on your device will also vary, depending on what it is used for. Temporary cookies are deleted when you leave the Army Cadets website or close your browser. Others will remain on your device for a fixed period to allow them to support return visits to the Army Cadets website.

WHAT COOKIES ARE USED ON THE ARMY CADETS WEBSITE?

The following cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the website and use essential features. These cookies don’t collect any information that is used to identify you personally.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we may be unable to protect your privacy or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES SET BY THE ARMY CADETS

CraftSessionId - Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

STATISTIC COOKIES SET BY THE ARMY CADETS

_ga - Used to distinguish users.

_ga_FRHEHHSWXG - Used to persist session state.

_gcl_au - Used to store and track conversions

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress - This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors - this is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.

_hjFirstSeen - This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website.

_hjid - Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample - Used to detect whether the user navigation and interactions are included in the website’s data analytics.

_hjIncludedInSessionSample - Registers data on visitors' website-behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimisation.

Targeting 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.

TARGETING COOKIES SET BY THE ARMY CADETS

_fbp - Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

_gcl_au - Used to store and track conversions.

HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?

You will always have control over what cookies are stored on your device, and you can change your browser settings at any time to reject new cookies or delete those that have already been stored.

When you first visit the Army Cadets website, you will be given the opportunity to choose or change your cookie preference. You can also change your cookie preference by clicking on the cookie settings link in the footer and selecting whether you wish to allow analytic cookies (those listed above in the statistical section) and/or ad cookies (those listed above in the targeting section) or not. You can change this setting at any time when you visit the Army Cadets website. The use of essential cookies, that is those cookies that are needed to support the website displaying correctly cannot be turned off using this tool. However, changing the cookie setting on the Army Cadets website does not remove any cookies that may already be on your device, and you may need to delete these separately. Where you opt into receiving regular communications from us about the Army Cadets, you will be asked to accept cookies required for this to work.

Most browsers also allow the management of cookies for all sites you may visit, such as disabling tracking cookies or those used to customise adverts to your interests. You should consult your browser provider’s site for more information on how to use this function. However, how this operates is outside of the control of the Army Cadets and the Army Cadets website.