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Cookie Policy | Spectrum

COOKIE POLICY

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies. If you would like to view the Spectrum-Markets privacy policy please download here.

Cookies on the spectrum site

To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this.

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WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Some cookies expire quickly for example after a set number of seconds, or a single website session, other will expire after months or years.

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How do we use cookies?

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.

On this website no cookies are set until you the user agrees. The site provides different levels of cookies which you have the choice to allow or decline – these are described in more detail below.

Strictly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.

Example:
JSESSIONID A general-purpose platform session cookie used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

Vimeo video player

The Spectrum site uses Vimeo’s embeddable video player to house and play video content on the spectrum site. The Vimeo video player uses first-party cookies that they consider essential to the video player experience. They do not use third-party analytics or advertising cookies when a video player appears on the Spectrum website.

Performance

Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, eg. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor.

Examples:

_ga
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years.

_gid
This cookie name is associated with Google Analytics. It is used by gtag.js and analytics.js scripts and according to Google Analytics this cookie is used to distinguish users. This expires typically after 1 day. Performance cookies and Measuring Website Usage Google Analytics is in use on the spectrum-markets site to collect information about how visitors use the site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, eg. content partners and advertising banner networks. Those cookies may be used to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.

Examples:

TDID, TDCPM and IDE
These cookies carry out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.

bscookie
Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

_gcl_au
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

Functionality

Functionality cookies are used to remember visitor information on the website, eg. language, timezone, enhanced content.

Examples:

lang
There are many different types of cookies associated with this name. In most cases it will likely be used to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language.

Other Unclassified)

(Cookies that do not belong to any other category or are in the process of categorisation are classed as unclassified cookies.

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How to control cookies

To see a full list of cookies on this website and to manage your preferences see the ‘cookie settings’ tab in the bottom left corner of this site.

Enabling any of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.

You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

You can 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 disable one or more cookie categories, we'll stop using that type of cookie to gather any further information. However, we may still use information collected from existing cookies on your device. If you want to delete existing cookies from your browser, you’ll need to do so manually from your device. Find out how to do this at https://www.aboutcookies.org.