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This cookies notice was updated on the 24th of September, 2020.



Cookies Notice

Xmas Quiz respects your data and your privacy is important to us. For more information on how we use and protect data please see our Privacy Notice.

Xmas Quiz is a controller of personal data. If you have any queries in relation to data protection, please email us at privacy@xmasquiz.co.uk

This website make use of cookies to help provide certain features. Blocking cookies may prevent you from experiencing some services of Xmas Quiz. You can restrict or block the use of cookies using settings in your web browser. Information to do this can be found at https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/

You may also find out how to opt-out of using cookies on FreePubQuiz.co.uk by blocking and managing cookies at All About Cookies.

Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

To make this website work better and to distinguish you from other users, we use cookies. Cookies can perform functions and personalise content. The data collected can be used to send you interest based content and relevant advertisements.

What is a cookie and what do they do?

A cookie is a small text file which sits on your device or browser and assists with information flow and functionality. We use cookies to support our website. For instance, some cookies help with site security or provide information to help us improve the site. Information contained in certain cookies may be used to personalise content. Each cookie stores certain data that allows for specified purposes to be fulfilled.

For instance, cookies may store information about how the site is used, which can be used for maintenance and improvement. They simply log numbers and provide grouped information about the website or site navigation – this tells us if people can find what they want.

‘Session’ cookies, which are used for various reasons, and expire after your visit, remember for example, certain information as you navigate from one page to another so you don’t have to keep entering it.

Cookies which remember things for longer, from one session to the next, are called “persistent” cookies. Persistent cookies can do things like remember preferences and adjust content to suit you (personalisation).

Data collected informs personalised content such as advertisements

The data collected by cookies and similar technologies may be used (on the basis of our legitimate interests) to provide personalised adverts to you on our site. For example we may do this in order to send you relevant offers and promotions by email if you have given us express permition to do so.

Some cookies may contain demographic or other data. We never share any of the information we have with other business and services.

Further information on how we use your data, how you stop us sending you direct marketing communications such as emails and your other rights are set out in our Privacy Notice.

What are first and third party cookies?

Cookies can be sent by different parties.

If the cookie comes from our site it is a first party cookie. If it comes from another site, such as our marketing services or ad technology providers or business partners, it is a third party cookie, specifically chosen by us to provide a service, such as a more personalised visit.

The third party cookies we use include those provided by Google.

Do I Have to Accept Cookies?

No. You may reject cookies and disable similar technologies. However, site and app functions will be greatly affected. Cookies and similar technologies help our sites and app to work properly and personalise your experience. You’ll be able to browse the sites and app without them but some standard functionality, preferences and certain features will not work.

By accepting them, you allow us to improve your experience and remember information about you, which can personalise your experience.

To withdraw consent, you can reject or delete cookies. Please see the Managing Your Cookies section below on how you can adjust your browser settings. Please contact third parties directly to withdraw consent.

Consent

By browsing or using our site or app you agree that we and the selected third parties in this notice can use (as described in this notice) data collected by the cookies you allow. If you do not agree, you can withdraw your consent by setting your browser to reject cookies, see below. We also have a link in our cookie policy banner when you first visit our website to direct you to this page with the relevant information on how to reject cookies. There is an "I Accept" button on this link to dismiss it, or a link to this page with information on how to control and disable cookies.

Managing your cookies

There are several ways to manage cookies (or for a guide to managing cookies in individual browsers see below). You can:



  • Set your browser to prevent cookies from being accepted. More information should be in your browser’s “help” menu. How to adjust your browser will depend on which browser you’re using.
  • Set some browsers to send you an alert when a website is trying to place a cookie on your browser.
  • Block cookies by activating the setting on your browser to refuse all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies including strictly necessary cookies, site access and features can be limited or not available, including our shopping cart.
  • Use an ad blocker to block any of the tools specifically or individually, including Google Analytics.
  • Delete cookies stored in your browser by “clearing cookies”. This will only delete cookies already stored. It won’t prevent new ones being accepted unless you change the acceptance settings. Also, clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all devices, independently.
  • Refuse specific cookies, by using that cookies opt out process, in the table at the end of this notice.

More information about cookies is available on external websites such as www.aboutcookies.org [this link will open in a new window]. For help with how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. Further information about advertising cookies, and how to manage them, can be found at youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

We are not responsible for the content or cookies from external websites. If you follow a link from our website to a third party site, they will have their own privacy and cookie notice.

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of our websites, or prevent them from working correctly at all. If you choose not to allow cookies you will still be able to browse the platform but your experience will not be as beneficial as if you have cookies enabled. Without persistent cookies (see definition below) you will not be able to use our shopping cart as cookies are required for these processes to be completed.

Managing cookies in browsers

Most modern browsers will allow you to:



  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete all cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. This means that if you opt out from cookies and then delete all cookies, your opt out will not be saved and you will need to opt out again (which will store a strictly necessary cookie so that your device can remember that you have opted out).

If you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Services for these reasons.

The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Safari
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_GB

Safari iOS

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

Android
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392971?hl=en-GB

Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/

How long do cookies last?

Different cookies can last for different lengths of time.

Session cookies last for that website visit. Information is kept from one page to another, so you don’t have to keep entering it. We use session cookies to help improve your experience with us and to support key activities that you want to undertake on our websites.

Persistent cookies are on your browser and may last for a period of time or until you delete them. They can personalise the site and remember information each time you visit. We use them to see how people engage with our site. It helps us change and develop the site and improve your experience of it.

Cookies we use

Xmas Quiz make use of cookies for a variety of different purposes. These include those that:



  • are ‘strictly necessary’ for technical reasons;
  • enable a personalized experience for visitors and registered users; and
  • allow selected third parties to collect personal data for advertising and direct marketing.

Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as clicking the ‘continue’ or ‘book’ button on a particular site.

Strictly Necessary Cookies support our websites and app operation. They are essential when you move around our website or app and use its features. For example, they remember your details when you login. This allows you to access your account. Without such cookies certain services cannot be provided.

Functionality Cookies remember when you return to the site or app and choices you have made on previous visits such as searches and which country you are from.This allows us to personalise our content for you such as enabling us to remember your preferences such as account name, and location.

Analytical/Performance Cookies collect information on how people use the site or app including the pages visited, which helps us develop these and improve how a site or app functions. We can see if people find things easily and improve site navigation.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies. These are cookies that record your visit to our sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They collect information about your browsing habits and track the volume of visitors and number of times an advert is displayed and clicks such adverts receive. We will use this information to make our sites and the advertising sent to you and displayed on them more relevant to you and your interests. We may also share this information with certain third party business partners for analytical purposes such as Google and to enable them (and other parties) to serve personalised advertisements to you. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by third party advertising networks or technology providers. They remember the websites you visit and that information may also be shared with other parties e.g. advertisers.

Social Media Cookies. These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the sites on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our direct control. Please refer to the privacy policy for the relevant social media platform(s) for how their cookies work.

Website Cookies

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Inspectlet



Cookies Name Description
__insp_sid


Session cookies, deleted when visit is over.
__insp_targlpt
__insp_targlpu
__insp_nv
__insp_slim
__insp_wid
__insp_uid Long-term cookie that contains random ID assigned to visitor.

Purpose
We have engaged Inspectlet to analyse the user behaviour of visitors to this website and provide research information designed to improve the customer experience. Inspectlet's standard use of cookies and other tracking technologies can enable it to have access to Personal Information of visitors to this website. Such access to and use of Personal Information by Inspectlet is governed by Inspectlet's Privacy Policy (https://www.inspectlet.com/legal#privacy) and handling sensitive data: http://www.inspectlet.com/docs...

NB: By default we do not allow Inspectlet to record any information inputted into any of our forms. Your inputted details will not form part of our research.


Opting-Out
If you wish to opt out of Inspectlet research. You can do so here: https://www.inspectlet.com/optout



Google Analytics



Cookies Name Description
    __utmb     Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
__utmz These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies.
__utmt Used to distinguish users and sessions.
__utmc These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
__utma Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.

Purpose
Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages visited.


Additional Information
Google Analytics privacy policy.

You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.



Google Adsense



Cookies Name Description
    IDE     This is a main Google advertising cookies on non-Google sites and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. It is valid for 1 year.

Purpose
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.


Additional Information
How to opt-out of Google advert settings.

Queries

If you require further information or have any queries, please see our Privacy Notice or contact us at privacy@xmasquiz.co.uk. Our address is 8 Brookfield Close, Haverfordwest, SA62 6FB, United Kingdom.

If you have concerns, you have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority of the EU Member State in which you are resident, work or in which your complaint arises. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner. Details of all EU supervisory authorities can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080







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