Cookie Policy

Cookies notice
By using our websites, content or other applications, you agree to the use of cookies as described in this notice.

You should be aware that when you access or use our content or applications, we may collect information from the devices you use to receive this information, by using ‘cookies’. We also collect such information from third party websites, mobile sites and from applications where we show our own adverts, using cookies and related ad technology.
If you’d like to learn how to manage these cookies and choose whether or not to receive information of different types, please see the section “Controlling My Cookies” below.

What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to the devices you use to receive Strachan content and access online information. Your browser makes these cookies available every time you visit the website again, so it can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on your device.

What are cookies used for?
Cookies are an important part of the internet. They can make using devices and accessing online information much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups.

Some cookies are essential to help your devices download or stream online content, or enable you to move around websites and use their features more smoothly. Without these cookies some content you request may not be accessible.

Here are some examples of essential cookies:

  • Positioning information on a smartphone screen, tablet device or other screen so that you can see the website and use its functionality.
  • When you add something to the online shopping basket, cookies make sure it’s still there when you get to the checkout.
  • Session cookies make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly.
  • Keeping you logged in during your visit or enabling you to view content; without cookies you might have to log in on every website you visit or repeatedly adjust some settings such as your volume and viewing settings.

Improving your browsing experience
Cookies allow the application or website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and they provide improved features.
Here are a few examples of just some of the ways that cookies are used to improve your experience on our applications and websites:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences, such as choosing whether you wish to receive marketing information.
  • Remembering if you’ve filled in a survey, so you’re not asked to do it again.
  • Remembering if you’ve been to the application or website before.
  • Restricting the number of times you’re shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called ‘frequency capping’.
  • Showing you information that’s relevant to content, products or services that you receive.
  • Giving you access to content provided by social-media sites like Facebook or Twitter.
  • Showing ‘related article’ links that are relevant to the information you’re looking at.

Analytics
We like to keep track of what websites, information and links are popular and which ones aren’t, this help us keep our information relevant and up to date. It’s also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate our information and when and where ‘error messages’ might occur.
This group of cookies, often called ‘analytics cookies’ are used to gather this information. The information collected is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies are used to improve how an application or website and its pages work.
Our applications, websites and communications you get from us contain small invisible images known as ‘web beacons’ or ‘ pixels’. These are used to manage the interaction between you and the online information or email and allows us to assess the effectiveness of the communication.

Cookies explained
We do not sell personal data collected from cookies to any other organisations. If you want to know about data collected by third parties when you click on their adverts, you should check their privacy notice to find out what they collect, how they process it and what they use it for.
It’s easy to choose not to receive behavioural advertising and manage your cookies if you want to.

Controlling my cookies

How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser?
Most modern browsers allow you to see what cookies you’ve got, and to clear them individually or clear all of them. To find out how to do this, go to aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

How can I choose not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies?
In addition to the controls available on your computer, there are other ways of choosing not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies.
Please note that most of these choices work by setting a cookie that overrides the behavioural advertising cookie. If you clear all your cookies, you will also clear these opt-out cookies, therefore changing your preferences. In this instance you would need to choose again.

Organisations which provide more information on Online Behavioural Advertising

  • Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) “Your Online Choices” page. This allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the advertising networks represented by the IAB.
  • Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt out page. This allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the NAI.
  • Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program for online behavioural advertising choices page.