When we refer to “cookies” we mean any tool used to store or access information about a user’s computer or other device. Cookies are widely used to allow online and mobile sites to function efficiently. A cookie is often a small text file that transfers onto your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit a site. The cookie may be sent back to that site when you visit again, and may then be used by the server to identify and track your use of Swoop. Cookies last for various durations. A “session cookie” is a short-lived cookie which, depending on your browser settings, is usually deleted when you close your browser. A “persistent” cookie is a long-term cookie that will be stored by your browser until its set expiry date (unless you delete it before the expiry date).
Cookies have four different functions and can be categorised as follows:
We use certain types of cookie:
These cookies do not contain any information that, in itself, personally identifies you, nor do they provide us with access to the rest of your device. We may, however, associate the information contained in cookies with personal information that you have provided to us separately.
Please note that Google may also transfer Google-held information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We may introduce further types of cookie from time to time to improve your experience of Swoop. If we do so, we will update the list above to note any further cookies used on Swoop. If you require any further information about the cookies that we use, you can contact us as described in the How to contact us section below.
You can find further information about rejection and deletion of cookies at www.aboutcookies.org. If you decide to disable or delete any cookies, some parts or features of Swoop (especially interactive features) may not work properly. Disabling or deleting cookies may also affect your ability to use other online or mobile sites.