What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. Cookies allow a site to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.
What cookies we use in The Noise Lab?
Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognise you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session, analyse traffic patterns and allow you to use the website content most efficiently.
Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to “recognise” you on your return, remember your preferences and tailor services to you.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the service and correctly use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our service, such as those placed by social networks, advertisers and external content.
Analytics Cookies are used to collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.
The information stored in cookies from our website is used exclusively by us, except for those of Google Analytics, which are used and managed by Google and by us for statistical purposes. Click here for more information
At The Noise Lab, we use web beacons; these are transparent images embedded in a web page or email to monitor online behavior.
We use web beacons to see which web pages are visited and which of our emails are opened or forwarded so we can better understand how we can improve our communication with our customers.
How to control and delete cookies
You can change the settings on your browser in order to control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Each browser has different configuration instructions. Here are some links to information about how to control cookies on the most common browsers: