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 browsers support cookies; but you can your browser to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. You can also delete cookies at any time.
A cookie will not provide us with any personal information.
We may also employ cookies to serve you with targeted advertisements on third-party website(s) in an effort to “re-market” our products and services to you.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies on our website.
First-Party and Third-Party Cookies
First-party cookies are cookies issued by our website and are used to identify language and location preferences or render basic site functionality. These cookies are used to store and remember your preferences when you return to our website. These preferences are remembered through the use of persistent cookies so the next time you visit you will not have to set these preferences again.
Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as analytics and advertising providers. They collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website(s) and are used to establish usage patterns at aggregated level. These cookies also allow us to advertise beyond our website(s).
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 learn more about how users interact with our website(s) so that we can improve the 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.
Cookies used on our website
| 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://www.shell.co.uk/cookie-policy/ |
| Google tracking cookies || Google 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. Based on the content you have engaged with on our websites Google are able to deliver some targeted adverts across other Google partner websites. || https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en |
| HotJar || We use HotJar analytics to understand how users engage with us on the website. The data is used to improve the user experience. || |
| Facebook || 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 |
| Twitter || 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 |
| 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 |
| Vimeo || We embed videos or insert links to videos from Vimeo on our website. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from or linked to Vimeo, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. || http://www.vimeo.com/privacy |
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons and pixels tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated analytics data about the effectiveness of our advertising. They 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.
You can opt out of off-site and third-party advertising by adjusting your cookie settings. This will not remove advertising on the third-party website(s) you visit, but, will instead result in the ads you see not being matched to your interests.
How are third party cookies used?
How do I reject and delete cookies?
You can choose to reject or block cookies set by our site or any third-parties by changing your browser settings. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies.
By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.