Privacy and Cookie Policy

About cookies on the Island Echo website

This website (www.islandecho.co.uk) uses cookies, which are small files that contain a series of letters and numbers. By continuing to use this website and selecting ‘I give my consent’ on the displayed pop-up, you consent to Island Echo’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this cookies policy.

Cookies are important in delivering a smooth user experience and so that we can shape the website to our reader’s changing needs. We do this via Session Cookies (which are deleted from your computer when you close your browser) and Persistent Cookies (which remain stored on your computer until they are either deleted or expire).

Analytical Cookies are also present which allow us to see how many people are viewing the website at any given time. This is vital to ensure that the server specifications can handle large numbers of readers.

Cookies used on the Island Echo website

In the interests of being open and honest with our readers, here is a list of the cookies used on the Island Echo website by Island Echo and third parties – and a brief description of their purpose.

Cookie name Purpose
_cfduid islandecho.co.uk – Used by the content network Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic
_ga islandecho.co.uk – Registers an unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website
_gat islandecho.co.uk – Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid islandecho.co.uk – Registers an unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website
d quantserve.com – Collects anonymous data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content
activeview googlesyndication.com – marketing cookie used to track visitors across website to display ads that are relevant and engaging
dpixel quantserve.com – Marketing cookie used to track visitors across website to display ads that are relevant and engaging
DSIS doubleclick.net – Used by Google Doubleclick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts
IDE  doubleclick.net – Used by Google Doubleclick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user
impression.php# facebook.com – Used by Faceook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button
mc quantserve.com – Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads
r/collect doubleclick.net – Marketing cookie used to track visitors across website to display ads that are relevant and engaging
test_cookie doubleclick.net – Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies
pixel fcmatch.youtube.com – Unclassified, used by Youtube
google_experiment_mod
google_pub_config
islandecho.co.uk – Unclassified, used for Google Adsense

For more information on how Google collects information visit https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/.

Disabling cookies

Most browsers allow you to block or refuse to accept cookies, but blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon your experience of the Island Echo website.

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. Find out more at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None.

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser version, pages of the website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Island Echo is now SSL secure as of March 2018.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us via https://www.islandecho.co.uk/contact-us/.

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