What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

How do uHerrd use cookies?

uHerrd uses cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the website, including things like the time and duration visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies enables uHerrd to understand the use of its site, including the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience and helps us to incrementally improve the user experience of the site. uHerrd will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses or activities. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. The functionality of the site may be affected if cookies are disabled e.g you may not be able to login to the Dashboard area.

What types of cookies does uHerrd use?

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow uHerrd to remember choices you make (such as your previous search results) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember your poll interactions. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. uHerrd uses Google Analytics cookies for this purpose.

Please take note of the following information with regard to the Google third party cookies used on our website:

Google Universal Analytics

What is Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies in order to evaluate your use of uHerrd’s website. Browsers do not share cookies across domains.

How Google Analytics Works

Google do not collect or store personal information. Google Analytics prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or association of personal information with web analytics information. Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers.

Google Analytic Features that are enabled by uHerrd

The following Google Analytics Advertising features are enabled in respect of uHerrds’s use of Google Analytics:

User ID -This allows uHerrd to associate multiple sessions (and any activity within those sessions) with a unique ID, in this case an ID derived from online interactions with uHerrd. When the unique ID and any related engagement data is sent to Google Analytics, all activity is attributed to one anonymous user who is not personally identifiable in the reports.

With the unique ID, uHerrd can get a more accurate user count, analyse the signed-in user experience, and get access to the new cross device reports. In addition with a unique ID, uHerrd can present more relevant uHerrd and third party advertising to a user as the unique ID can indicate if an anonymous user is an existing user of uHerrd services without removing the anonymity of that user.

While Google Analytic cookies are targeting cookies which use a unique ID and can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous and you will not be personally identifiable to either Google or uHerrd.

Demographics and interests reporting – Understand how uHerrd’s site audience breaks down by age, gender, and interests. Google analytics data sharing settings enabled: Google products & services – uHerrd share Google Analytics data with Google to help improve Google’s products and services

Benchmarking – uHerrd contribute anonymous data to an aggregate data set to enable features like benchmarking and publications that can help uHerrd understand data trends. All identifiable information about uHerrd’s website is removed and combined with other anonymous data before it is shared with others.

Technical support – Google technical support representatives have access to uHerrd’s Google Analytics data and account when necessary to provide service and find solutions to technical issues.

Opt-out: Users may opt-out of Google Universal Analytics use of cookies by visiting the Google Universal Analytics opt-out page (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Storage Location: Google stores the information collected by the cookie on secure Google servers.

How to manage and disable cookies?

For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org

You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: https://www.youronlinechoices.com

Please note: uHerrd requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use our Dashboard and online polls.