Cookies

Introduction
Like many other sites on the web, this site uses small files called cookies to help provide you with services and functionalty and to help us develop the website further. This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by splendid-speaking.com/splendidspeaking.com, links to show you how to switch cookies off in your browser and how to specifically disable third party advertising cookies.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:
www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu
for a video about cookies visit
www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Manage Cookies
The cookies set from the Splendid Speaking website (see categories below) are from third parties. Many of these cookies are commonly used on other websites and if you are concerned about their use we suggest you manage them through your browser. This will enable you to restrict them from being set by other sites you visit. To manage cookies go to the allaboutcookies website, scroll down and select your browser from the list.

N.B. We are currently carrying out an audit of all third party cookies and will update the information below when necessary.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Category 2: 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. It is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Google analytics. Information about these cookies can be found here. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
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Addthis. Information about these cookies can be found here. Addthis sets the following cookies:
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Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Aweber
Splendid Speaking uses www.aweber.com to manage our newsletter subscription service. Information about these cookies can be found here. Aweber sets the following cookies:
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Voicethread
Splendid Speaking uses Voicethread to offer visitors the chance to record themselves doing speaking activities. Voicethread sets the following cookies:
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Podomatic
Splendid Speaking uses Podomatic to deliver some of our auio/podcasts. Podomatic sets the following cookies:
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Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Google Adsense
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on splendid-speaking.com/splendidspeaking.com.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to splendid-speaking.com/splendidspeaking.com users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Google sets the following cookies:
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Information adapted from the ICC UK Cookie guide April 2012