What are cookies?
Cookies are small computer files, typically containing letters
and numbers that are created through web browsers. Cookies are used
as a form of digital memory to remember bits of information about a
user's visits to and use of web pages. They are mostly intended to
enhance the user's web experience by recording preferences and
For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on www.gistworld.com website
The site works best if you have cookies enabled. The following
are cookies you may come across on this site:
Application's Session Cookies
Without a cookie (or a similar solution), a web server cannot
distinguish between different users, or determine any relationship
between sequential page visits made by the same user. For this
reason, application's session cookies are used to differentiate one
user from another and to pass information from page to page during
a single user's website session.
Application's session cookies are temporary and are erased when
you close your browser at the end of your surfing session.
Contact us location finder (Google Maps) functionalities. The
cookie records unique identifiers given to your computer which
provides usage analysis. Data is only used in aggregate.
(a). Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this
website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other
information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored
on users' computers. The information generated relating to our
website is used to create reports about the use of the website.
This data enables us to understand:
- Which pages people visit on the site
- Which internet browsers are being used
- What is popular
- Which interactive tools are used
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics on
Your Computer here.
A YouTube cookie may be used to provide web analytics in terms
of the number of times a video has been watched and/or shared.
- Strictly necessary(used when the storage of or
access to information is essential to provide a service requested
by a visitor to our website)
- Performance(cookies that collect information
about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit. This data
is only used in aggregate and helps us to improve how our website
works). Examples of cookies that we have defined as 'performance'
- Functionality(used to provide services or to
remember settings to improve your visit to our website)
- Targeting. Please note that Gist does not use
cookies which can be classified as 'tracking' or 'targeting'
cookies which pass information about your visit to third party
How to manage your cookies
Cookies are sent to your browser (whether you use Internet
Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or any other browser) by a website
and then stored in the cookies directory of your device. You have
the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings
in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the
interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.
To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know
what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can
usually find this out by opening the browser (just as though you
were going to use the internet) and then clicking on 'Help' and
then 'About'. This will give you information about the browser
version you are using.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies
on all standard web browsers, go to AboutCookies.org and select the browser
and version you are using. You'll also find information about how
to delete cookies from your computer.