What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that Xplode stores on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
What cookies does this Website use?
Xplode uses the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow Xplode to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps Xplode to improve the way the Website 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 website. This enables Xplode to personalise Xplode’s content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Xplode will use this information to make the Website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Xplode may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Most of the Website’s cookies expire within 30 days, although the analytics cookies may persist for up to ten years.
Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and third-party advertising partners and sponsors whose advertising material may appear on the Website from time to time) may also set cookies, over which Xplode has no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or advertising and targeting cookies.
Advertising and targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you. They are also used to chart the effectiveness of a particular advertising campaigning by tracking users’ clicks. They can remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. However, they cannot determine your personal identity, as the data collected is never linked to your profile. If you would like more information about interest-based advertising, including how to opt out of such cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
How can I block cookies?
You may 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 Website.