COOKIE POLICY

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us, will be processed by Us. Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Promethean Limited of Promethean House, Lower Philips Road, Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5TH, United Kingdom

1. TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

The word ‘cookies’ in the context of Promethean’s websites refers to cookies, flash cookies and web beacons. They are all types of tracking technology.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing data that are downloaded to your computer when you visit one of our websites or see one of our adverts on the Internet.

Cookies and tracking technologies are used by the majority of websites. They help us to provide you with a smoother user experience, for example, by recognising computers that have visited our websites previously, remembering your preferences, identifying popular articles and arranging the content as appropriately as possible. Some cookies also help you to move around our websites, use their features and improve your user journey.

What Are Flash Cookies?

Flash cookies are cookies that are collected via Adobe Flash media player (software that helps you to watch online videos and listen to podcasts). Promethean does not currently use Flash cookies. To learn more about Flash cookies, we recommend that you visit http://www.adobe.com/

What Are Web Beacons?

Web beacons are very small transparent images that help website owners to track users’ activity on web pages. Web beacons can also send website owners information in cookies (for example, whether an email containing a web beacon has been opened). Promethean uses web beacons and cookies to help us understand how visitors interact with our websites and emails. They also enable us to improve your browsing experience and provide you with relevant content both on our websites in our emails.

2. HOW WE USE COOKIES

So that our pages can be displayed to you, when you visit one of Promethean’s websites, we place cookies on to your device. As you use our websites, more cookies are placed on to your device to make your experience as smooth as possible and help us to improve our offering.

3. HOW TO DELETE UNWANTED COOKIES

Note that if you do delete cookies we have placed on your device, your experience of our websites may be affected and some features, such as remembering your login details, will be lost.

If you would like to find out more about cookies and how to manage them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.com

4. COOKIES USED BY PROMETHEAN

We have divided the cookies we use into four categories:

The followings lists enable you to recognise the cookies placed on your browser when you visit Promethean’s websites or see adverts for us elsewhere. Although we strive to list all cookies used by us or our technology partners, if you find a discrepancy or think that a cookie has been omitted, please contact mailto:privacy@prometheanworld.com

Strictly Necessary

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies are essential to help you to move you around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, our websites will not work properly.

Functionality

‘Functionality’ cookies allow us to retain information about the choices you make (for example, Promethean Planet username) and provide personalisation. They can also be used to provide requested services, such as video streaming or forum posting.

Advertising or Tracking

Promethean accepts advertising from third parties on our websites. We advertise our own products and services on our websites and you may see adverts for us elsewhere on the Internet. So that we can present you with the information that you are most likely to be interested in, the cookies we use to show you adverts may be based on the content you visit the most on our websites. The cookies limit the number of times an advert is displayed to you and provide us with information such as where you saw the advert to help us analyse the impact of our advertising campaigns. We also include links to social networks and third party sites (for example, Facebook and YouTube), which may then use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites. You should check third party websites for information about the cookies they use.

Performance

‘Performance’ cookies are used to collect information about how you use our websites. These gather data, such as the pages you visit most frequently and the error messages you encounter. Promethean only uses performance cookies to analyse user journeys and improve how our websites work.

Type of Cookie
Name of Cookie
Expiry
Description
Purpose
Performance (Google Analytics)
_ga
2 years
Used to distinguish users
Website tracking and monitoring
Performance (Google Analytics)
_gat
10 minutes
Used to throttle request rate
Limits the collection of data on high-traffic sites

5. PROMETHEAN'S MAIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Promethean works with the following companies to maintain and improve our websites. We ensure that any of our technology partners that collect personal data complies with strict data protection standards. If you have any more questions regarding this, please contact privacy@prometheanworld.com

AddThis | Privacy Policy

AddThis provides the social networking widget found on some pages of Promethean’s websites. This widget gives you the tools to share our content through a variety of means, such as printing, emailing, bookmarking or posting to social media sites.

Google & Google Analytics | Privacy Policy

Promethean uses Google Analytics to provide insights into customer behaviour, including how they navigate to and through our websites, the time they spend on our pages and how often they return.