Cookie Policy

The Unity Place website uses technology to collect information about how you use them, to distinguish between users, to help us provide you with a good experience and to allow us to improve the sites and the services we offer. This means that when you visit these websites, cookies or similar technologies will be placed on your computer or other device.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit the Unity Place website. A cookie file is stored on your device and allows us, or our third party partners (see below) to recognise you and make your visit easier and more useful to you when you revisit our websites.

How does Unity Place use cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise users (where appropriate), tailor the content on our website to fit the needs of our website’s visitors and help us improve the user experience. Without certain types of cookies enabled, we can’t guarantee that the websites and your experience of them are as we intended it to be.

We use cookies to obtain information about your visits and about the device you use to access our websites. This includes where available, your IP address and pseudonymous identifiers, operating system and browser type and, depending on the cookie, also includes the reporting of statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns.

Here are some examples of how we use cookies

  • Our web analytics service, categorised as ‘Experience and insight’, uses cookies so we can see how visitors reach the Unity Place website and the path they take through it. This helps us improve our service to you. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how to improve our website, what our most popular content is, and where we have issues that need fixing.
  • We use Doubleclick cookies to link our website to measure the effectiveness of our digital marketing.

 

Types of cookies

The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on the Unity Place website:

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the websites (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the websites). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information and improve your experience whilst using the websites.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our websites for a pre-determined period of time. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor.

 

Third party websites

Our websites may link through to third party websites that may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the privacy and cookie policies of those websites for information about the cookies they may use and the collection of personal data. We can’t accept any responsibility for any content contained in these third party websites.

 

The cookies we use

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. They cannot be disabled for the following reasons:

  • They allow us to remember your cookie preferences;
  • They allow the websites to operate correctly; and
  • They allow us to see if something isn’t working properly, so we can fix it quickly.

The table below details the essential cookies that we use.

Cookie

Name

Description

Cookie consent management

cookieConfiguration

cookieOcultar

hideCookieBanner

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

OptanonConsent

Used to show cookie consent and remember your choices about cookies on this website. Where you’ve previously indicated a preference, it will be stored in this cookie so the site remembers it when you come back.

Experience and insight cookies

These cookies help us to make sure you have the best possible experience on our websites:

  • They help us to make the websites easier to use and help you find what you need more easily; and
  • They help us to test and improve the content you see.

The table below details the experience and insight cookies that we use.

Cookie

Name

Description

Google

_gid
_ga

Measures website performance and tracks customer behaviour to improve your ongoing customer experience.

Google

_gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Helps us to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.

 

Marketing cookies

These cookies help us manage the online advertising you see from us.

  • They allow us to control how often you’ll see our adverts online;
  • They allow us to show you more relevant messages and offers; and
  • They make your online journey better and more consistent.

Disabling these cookies won’t stop you from seeing our advertising. You may see adverts from us that could be less relevant to you.

The table below details the marketing cookies that we use.

Cookie

Name

Description

Doubleclick

test_cookie
IDE

Identifies information about you to prevent you being shown advertising you have seen before.


 

Deleting and controlling cookies in my browser

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.