1.1 In common with the majority of websites, the-shortlisted.co.uk website uses ‘cookies’ which are small files i.e, pieces of information that can be placed on your devices allowing us to recognise and remember you. Cookies are stored by your browser on your mobile device or computer – to enable the website providing a more user-friendly service.
1.2 Cookies are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or other and different mobile device. When you visit this website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
1.3. Most web browsers are already configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can change your browser to prevent this, although it will affect your use of this website detrimentally, as well as of many others.
2. Types of cookies
2.1. A visit to any page of this website may generate different types of cookie, including preference cookies, session cookies, persistent cookies, anonymous analytics cookies, advertising cookies, first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
2.2. To start with, cookies can either be first-party or third-party. The first type is allocated by the page the user visits, while third-party cookies are allocated by a third party that keeps elements embedded in the page that is being visited, i.e., digital advertisers with content published on a certain page.
2.3. Session cookies are typically automatically deleted from the browser when it is closed and allow the device to track whether the user has logged into areas of the website, keeping track of what items are being added to a shopping basket, if applicable.
2.4. Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for the lifetime of each specific cookie. The most common use of persistent cookies is to monitor how visitors use the site. They are typically stored on your hard disk.
3. Fundamental purposes cookies are used for
3.1. Essential cookies are used for technical purposes which are essential to the good operation of this website, in particular when it comes to online transactions.
3.2. Performance cookies: this website uses other cookies to analyse how the visitors use the website itself and to monitor its performance. This helps the webmaster provide a high-quality experience by customising the website’s offering and identifying quickly any possible issues.
3.3. As an example, this website may use performance cookies in order to find out which pages are most popular and which type of linking between pages is most effective, as well as why some pages are getting error messages, in order to provide a better user-friendly experience to its readers and customers.
3.4. Cookies being used to meet contractual obligations are used to enable the-shortlisted.co.uk to meet any contractual obligations in order to make payments to third parties when any product is purchased by a customer who visited this website from another website operated by those third parties.
4. WordPress, Google Analytics, Cloudflare, Outbrain UK Limited, Quantcast and Siteground
4.4. We use Google Analytics cookies – which can be both session and persistent cookies and have a lifespan of 38 months maximum – to be able to compile aggregated anonymous statistics about how visitors use our website and which pages they visit or do not visit: we cannot, by any means, identify readers’ identities from this data. Google Analytics uses both session and persistent cookies.
4.6. By accepting the cookie notification message, you do consent to the use of such cookies from WordPress, Outbrain, Cloudflare, (Stripe if online shopping options are enabled), Siteground and Google Analytics. If you choose not to accept the Cookie Notification message, no cookies will be placed on your computer, and this data will not be tracked.
5. Disabling cookies
5.1. If you wish to disable cookies, you will need to change the settings of your website browser to make it reject cookies. The way you can do this will depend on the browser you are using; here are some further details on how you can disable cookies for the most popular browsers:
Open the browser, select “Menu”, which is the 3-dot icon on the top right corner of your page, then go to “Settings”, “Site permissions” and click on “Cookies and site data”
Turn on “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)” to unblock cookies, or turn on “Block third-party cookies” or add your desired sites in the “Block” section to block the cookies.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Just click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window, then select “Internet Options.”
Into the options window, start navigating to the “Privacy” tab
Under “Settings”, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click “Apply”.
Just click on the wrench icon on your browser toolbar, then set the click on “Show advanced settings.”
Into the “Privacy” section, click on the ‘Content settings’ button
To enable cookies, go in the “Cookies” section choose ‘Allow local data to be set’ to enable both third-party and first-party cookies. To allow first-party cookies only choose ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception.’
To disable all cookies, go in the “Cookies” section and choose ‘Block sites from setting any data.’
Just click on ‘Setting’ on your browser menu, then select “Settings” and “Quick Preferences.”
To enable cookies, go and check, “Enable Cookies.”
To disable cookies just uncheck “Enable Cookies.”
Just click on ”Tools” at your browser menu and then select “Options.”
Then select the Privacy panel.
To enable cookies, check “Accept cookies from sites.”
To disable cookies just uncheck “Accept cookies from sites.”
Safari on OSX
Just click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the “Preferences” option, then click on ‘Security.’
To enable cookies, go to the “Accept cookies” section and select “Only from site you navigate to’”
To disable cookies go in the “Accept cookies” section and select “Never.”
Any other browser
Please search for the “help” function in your browser or contact your browser’s provider.
6. Consequences of disabling cookies
6.1. Effects and consequences of disabling cookies will depend on which cookies you wish to disable, but generally speaking, the site might not operate properly if cookies are disabled.
6.2. If you disable 3rd party cookies only, you will not be precluded from making purchases – when and if the option is available – on this website. If you disable all cookies, you instead might be unable to make purchases on this website.
7. Find more about cookies
7.1. You find out more about cookies visiting websites such as All About Cookies dot org or Network Advertising, but please note that we hold no responsibility for the content or information available on such (or on any other) websites.
Last updated: January 2022