Effective date: 18 January 2019
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How can I disable cookies?
You can manage cookies on most browsers on your computer or mobile device to: see which cookies are active, clear cookies or disable cookies altogether.
You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by downloading an add-on for your browser.
For further information on managing or deleting cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used by the BATS website
The following cookies are used when you visit the BATS website.
|Service provider||Key cookies||Type||Purpose|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Session||We track information about individual visits to our website, including the number of sessions/users, time spent on the site, popular content and source of visits
|Squarespace||squarespace-popup-overlay||Persistent||If the functionality is activated on our website, it prevents the Promotional Pop-Up message from displaying if a visitor dismisses it|
|Squarespace||squarespace-announcement-bar||Persistent||If the functionality is activated on our website, it prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it|
|Squarespace||ss_cid, ss_cvr, ss_cpvisit||Persistent||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|Squarespace||ss_cvisit, ss_cvt||Session||Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site|
|Squarespace||ss_cookieAllowed||Persistent||Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies|
Types of cookies
|Cookie type||Description||Used on BATS website|
|Session||No personal data is revealed, and neither can it be tracked back to an individual. These cookies are stored in memory and are permanently deleted once the website is left.||Yes|
|Persistent, Stored or Permanent||These cookies remain in operation, even when you leave a website. They remain on your hard drive or device until a set expiry date (by law this is a maximum of 6 months) or you can delete them manually.
They are designed to provide websites with user preferences, settings and information for future visits. These help to improve the user experience by, for example, remembering login details, language preferences, or displaying personalised content etc.
|Third-party||These are cookies that are used by third-party websites and are typically used when a website contains content from third-party websites, such as banner advertisements. Interacting with (i.e. clicking on) any third-party content will take you away from the BATS website, to an external website. BATS does not have any control over cookies used by third-party websites.||No|