What is a Cookie?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie or browser cookie, is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer’s browser when you access websites. It is stored in a file on a user’s computer and allow a website to recognise that computer. A cookie itself does not contain or collect information. However, it can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service – for example, remembering previous purchases or account details.
A cookie typically contains:
• The name of the server the cookie was sent from
• The lifetime of the cookie
• A value – usually a randomly generated unique number
The website server which sends the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie.
What Cookies does Scenestealer set on my browser?
When you visit Scenestealer’s website or partner websites or see our display ad units throughout the Internet then we put a tracking cookie on your browser. A tracking cookie an anonymous identifier that enables an anonymous user profile to be associated with your cookie ID. To opt-out of tracking by Scenestealer you need to accept an Opt-out Cookie by visiting our Opt-out Page. If you delete this cookie you may start to be tracked again. Web users can also opt-out of 3rd party advertising cookies using on the IAB’s advertising industry opt-out at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk.
Cookies set from Scenestealer partners
Scenestealer has partnerships with websites for the purposes of providing advertising. These websites may also set Scenestealer tracking cookies in your browser. If this is the case then the website is required to state this on the site and provide a link to the relevant opt-out page for Scenestealer tracking or to the the IAB’s Your Online Choices website.
What happens if I Opt Out?
Opting out of interest-based ads does not mean you will no longer receive online ads. It means that when you visit a website, Scenestealer will no longer be able to deliver ads to you that are tailored to your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same ad on different web pages. As a result, you may start to see the same ad over and over again and/or see ads that have no relevance to you at all. In addition, cookies are used to count the number of advertisement seen by each user and can help in keeping online ads non intrusive by making sure the user doesn’t see the same ad too often.