Published: 25th May 2012.
By 'our/we/us/ours' we mean PriceRunner and its wholly and partly owned subsidiaries, any company in which it has an interest by way of shareholding or any company in a group of companies to which it may belong ('our group').
What is a cookie?
Our Cookies Policy
Here is a list of all the cookies that are set and how we use them:-
Session Cookies are used only during your visit to the Sites and are erased once you close your browser;
Persistent Cookies remain on your browser for a period of time, usually for several years from your last visit to the Sites and enable us to remember you on subsequent visits to the Sites and provide more relevant content to you on such Sites.
Anonymous analytics cookies: every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. This cookie can tell us whether or not the site you are viewing has been visited before. It allows us to track such things as how many individual users we have and which browsers users are utilising.
Member area/Registration cookies: when you register with us, we generate cookies that represent whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to note which account you are signed in with, and where applicable if you are allowed access to a particular service.
Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name and address. If you would rather restrict, block or delete cookies, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Please see below for further details.
Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.
Cookie Type (Session / Persitent)
Experation (if persistent)
Origination (1st party, 3rd party)
Data stored in cookie
Use of cookie
Tracking info like source, source group and request ID
Contains the tracking info of where the visit comes and sequence of pages are visited within a session
Contains session id which help the statictics of behavior in maximal 5 years in tracking log
Contains the session ID in current session. The visit will be regard as 'incoming' if it is null
Current source and traffic type for example paid, typed_link
Record tracking source and traffic type
record reference source and traffic type
record how the browser was refered to our site along with some trafficing information
Contains the session ID which matches all session data stored in server
Last search keyword
Contains the last keywords searched by browser right before the click in outgoing log. This click will be regarded as created from this last search keyword.
User preference data
Records user preference on page layout like how to display on product list page or how many products displayed on price comparison page etc.
User preference data
Contains the status info when user using 'buying guide'.
Records if it already displayed 'tips of price comparision'.
Records if it already displayed 'tips of Buying Guide'.
Records if it already displayed 'tips of new search suggestion'.
Records if display 'new search suggestion function' or 'old search suggestion function'
User login info
Contains login status of a user like user id and timestamp etc
SEM incoming search keyword
Records the incoming keyword from SEM site
Sponsor click log
Record click history for a sponsor to avoid repeat record the outgoing clicks for same sponsor.
MANAGING YOUR COOKIES
Changing your cookie settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, see below specific information about how to enable or disable cookies.
How can I control my cookies and how do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. We have provided a helpful way to do this in the outline below. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block cookies, please follow the relevant instructions.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar then ‘Internet Options’
Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
Choose the level of cookie security you want, ranging from Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low and Accept All Cookies
For more detailed information on these options under Internet Explorer, please click on one of the links below.
Click on the Spanner icon and select ‘Settings’ from the drop down list
Click on the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ link
Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button under the ‘Privacy’ heading
Change the cookie setting to ‘Block sites from setting any data’
Click on the ‘Ok’ button
Click on the ‘Close’ icon on the tab
Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’
Click on the ‘Privacy’ panel
Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option
Select ‘Settings’ from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
Click on the ‘Advanced’ panel and then ‘Cookies’
Click on ‘Never accept cookies’
Click on ‘OK’
Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
Click on the ‘Security’ panel
Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’
Click on the X in the top right corner to close box
To enable cookies
If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option
All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files.
Further information about cookies
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If you would like to find out more, you may find the following links useful:
The IAB has provided the following website: youronlinechoices.eu
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