Cookies Policy

SkillsFest (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the skillsfest.co.uk website. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on our website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

Last updated: 12 October 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows
our website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when
you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How the website uses cookies

When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

The website uses cookies for the following purposes:

– Analytical Purposes: We use Cookies to analyse user activity in order to improve the website & our services.
– Marketing: We use Cookies from third-party partners, such as Google, for marketing purposes. These Cookies allow us to display SkillsFest promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the internet.
– We use Cookies to enable Google Maps to work on the website.

No personally identifiable information is stored.

For more information on how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services, you can read their policies here.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
_gathird party2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gatthird party1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
_gidthird party24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.

What are you choices regarding cookies?

This website stores some user agent data. The data is used to provide a more personalized experience and to track your whereabouts around our website in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation.

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

If you’d like to delete cookies, or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

– For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
– For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
– For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-removeinfo-websites-stored
– For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.

How the website uses cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
– AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
– Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/