a. What are cookies and tracking technologies?
Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app.
There are also similar pieces of tracking information we collect.
To do a few different things:
● to remember information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again. And again. And again
● to keep you signed in, even on different devices
● to help us understand how people are using our services, so we can make them better
● to help us personalise Veluvana Institute to you by remembering your preferences and settings. And your progress, so you can pause and pick up where you left off watching a programme even on a different device
● to find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful
c. What are the types of cookies?
Some cookies are always on when you visit us, and you can’t turn them off unless you change your browser settings. We call these “strictly necessary cookies”. We use them to make sure our digital services work correctly and are meeting audience needs and interests.
We also use functional, performance and advertising cookies to make your experience more enjoyable. You can switch these on or off at any time and you can always change your mind. We’ll only use them if you’ve agreed.
Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other companies. These “third-party cookies” might track how you use different websites, including ours. For example, you might get a social media company’s cookie when you see the option to share something. You can turn them off, but not through us.
d. How do cookies last?
Some are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others stay longer, sometimes forever, and are saved onto your device so that they’re there when you come back.
e. How do I control my cookies and tracking?
Strictly necessary cookies are always on when you visit us. On your first visit to us, we’ll tell you about our other types of cookies and ask you to choose which cookies we can use. You can always change your mind by going to your settings.
Stopping all cookies might mean you can’t access some Veluvana Institute services, or that some of them might not work properly for you.
Another way to control some tracking is in the settings on your device.