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In this policy we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time.
Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete cookies at any time.
What types of cookies do we use?
First-Party and Third-Party Cookies
We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our website.
First-party cookies are cookies issued from the shell.com domain that are generally used to identify language and location preferences or render basic site functionality.
Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as Shell business partners or service providers. These cookies may be required to render certain forms, such as the submission of a job application, or to allow for some advertising outside of the Shell website.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the website, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. We use these cookies to analyse user behavior to establish visit patterns so that we can improve our website functionality for you and others who visit our website(s). These cookies also allow us to serve you with targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our site functionality and advertising.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated audit data, research, and performance reporting for advertisers. Pixels enable us to understand and improve the delivery of ads to you, and know when certain ads have been shown to you. Since your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
How are third party cookies used?
How do I reject and delete cookies?
|Adobe Analytics||We use Adobe Analytics to understand how users arrive on our website(s) and how they engage with us on the website. The data is used to improve the user experience. No personal data is collected and the data is not shared with any third party.||http://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/opt-out.html|
|Google Adwords Conversion||Google Adwords Conversion tracking cookies enable us to understand if you complete certain actions on our website(s) after you have seen or clicked through one of our adverts served via Google.||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en|
|Google Analytics||We use Google Analytics to understand how our media campaigns work and how you interact with our website in order to improve the user experience.||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Google (Remarketing)||Google uses this cookie to understand what content you have engaged with on our websites so that they are able to deliver some targeted adverts based on the content you have engaged with on our website(s) in order to serve you targeted ads across other Google partner websites.||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en|
|Facebook helps you stay in touch with your network through their website/ mobile application. We make it easier for you to share any content of interest on Facebook and sometimes, we may present with some targeted adverts on Facebook based on your engagement with our website(s).||https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217|
|Specific Media||Specific Media technology is used to deliver targeted messages and video adverts to users based on their engagement on our website(s).||http://corp.specificmedia.com/privacy?rid=55c4d1ffb80ea#section_4|
|Twitter provides real time updates from across the globe on the latest trending stories, ideas and opinions from the Twitter accounts or hashtags that you choose to follow. We make it easier for you to share our website content over Twitter. At times, we may present you with some ads on Twitter based on your engagement with our website(s).||https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170410|
|Tube Mogul||Tube Mogul helps us deliver targeted video ads across desktops/ mobile devices and measure their relative performance across the real time inventory available across Tube Mogul partner websites. Tube Mogul is not to collect any Personally Identifiable Information from our website(s).||http://www.tubemogul.com/compliance/privacy-policy/|
|Xaxis||Xaxis helps us define audience segments based on your engagement with our website(s) and then, deliver targeted display/video/mobile ads to these anonymous segments. Xaxis does not collect personal data so they will only know your browser or device but never know your name/contact information.||https://www.xaxis.com/static/view/privacy-policy|
|YouTube||We embed videos or insert links to videos from YouTube on our website(s). As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from or linked to YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from YouTube.||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB|
Effective Date September 2015