COOKIE NOTICE

COOKIE NOTICE

Real Connections uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and this cookie notice outlines how we do this. Using cookies helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the site and allows us to improve the site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
  • We use the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the site.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Some pages of the site and our e-mails will contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behaviour over time, for example, to count users who have visited certain web pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) will also use cookies on our site, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Advertising networks in particular collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites and use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioural) advertising or other targeted content.

If you’d like to opt out of interest based advertising, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website here http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or the EDAA opt-out program here http://www.youronlinechoice.eu or in respect of mobile devices http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices *please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.