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Cookies

When you create or log in to an online account, you agree to a cookie banner which provides a link to the Privacy and Cookies notice. Otherwise, by continuing to use our website or application, content, products or services, you agree to the use of cookies as described in this notice.


You should be aware that when you access or use our content and services, we may collect information from the devices you use to receive LDS content and services by using 'cookies'. We also collect such information from third party websites, mobile sites and from apps where we show our own adverts, using cookies and related ad technology. 


If you'd like to learn how to manage these cookies and choose whether or not to receive information of different types, please see the section "Controlling My Cookies" below. 

Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to the devices you use to receive LDS content and services and access online information. Your browser makes these cookies available every time you visit the website again, so it can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on your device.


What do you use cookies for?

Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using devices and accessing online information much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups.


Cookies that are needed to provide the content, product or service you have asked for

Some cookies are essential to help your devices download or stream the information, or so you can move around websites and use their features. Without these cookies, content, products or services you've asked for can't be provided.  

Here are some examples of essential cookies:

(a) Positioning information on a smartphone screen, tablet device or other screen so that you can see the website or application and use its functionality.

(b) Keeping you logged in during your visit or enabling you to stream content. Without cookies, you might have to log in on every website or application you visit, or repeatedly adjust your volume and viewing settings.

(c) Some are session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly.

 

Improving your browsing experience

Cookies allow the application or website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region, and they provide improved features.  

Here are a few examples of some of the ways that cookies are used to improve your experience on our application and website:

(a) Remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences, such as choosing whether you wish to receive marketing information.

(b) Remembering if you've filled in a survey, so you're not asked to do it again.

(c) Remembering if you've been to the application or website before

(d) Restricting the number of times, you're shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called 'frequency capping'.

(e) Showing you information that's relevant to content or services that you receive.

 

Analytics

We like to keep track of what websites, information, programmes, channels and links are popular and which ones don't get used so much, to help us keep our information relevant and up to date. It's also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our information and when and where 'error messages' may originate.

This group of cookies, often called 'analytics cookies', are used to gather this information. The information collected is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies are used to improve how an application, a website and its pages work.

Our applications, web locations, websites and communications you get from us contain small invisible images known as 'web beacons' or ' pixels'. These are used to manage the interaction between you and the online information or email and allow us to assess the effectiveness of the communication.

 

Affiliate cookies

We use 'affiliate' cookies. Some of our web based information will contain promotional links to other companies’ sites. If you follow one of these links and then register with or buy something from that other site, a cookie is used to tell the other site that you came from one of our sites. That other site may then pay us a small amount for the successful referral. For more information, see the Internet Advertising Bureau's guide about how affiliate marketing works.  Note that when you visit those other companies’ sites, they will have their own privacy notices which set out what personal data they collect and how they will use it.

 

How we show advertising and marketing that is relevant to your interests

We sell space on some of our application to advertisers. The resulting adverts often contain cookies and related technology that is placed by trusted third party partners who use the browsing information collected from these cookies to:

(a) restrict the number of times you see the same ad (frequency capping) and

(b) help show other advertisements that are relevant to you while you're accessing our information. This information about your browsing activity may be grouped with information about what is being accessed by other users, into interest groups, and then used to show you advertisements based on those interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA). OBA is a way of using information about your web-browsing activity, collected by using cookies, to group you with other users into interest groups and show you advertisements based on those interests.

Sometimes our website and application contains advertisements for our own LDS products. These advertisements use cookies in the same way as described above.  We may also use cookies and related technology on third party websites, mobile sites and apps to show you OBA ads based on data collected by those cookies.

 

Cookies Explained

If you want to know about data collected by third parties when you click on their adverts, you should check their privacy notices to find out what they collect, how they process it and what they use it for.

It’s easy to choose not to receive behavioural advertising and manage your cookies, if you want to.

 

Controlling my Cookies

How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser?

Virtually all modern browsers allow you to see what cookies you've got, and to clear them individually or clear all of them. To find out how to do this, go to aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

How can I choose not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies?

In addition to the controls available on your computer, there are other ways of choosing not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies.

Please note that most of these choices work by setting a cookie that overrides the behavioural advertising cookie. If you clear all your cookies, you will also clear these opt-out cookies, therefore changing your preferences. In this instance you would need to choose again.

Organisations which provide more information on Online Behavioural Advertising

·       Evidon is a provider of privacy solutions.

·       Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) “Your Online Choices” page allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the advertising networks represented by the IAB.

·       Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt out page allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the advertising networks represented by the NAI.

·       Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program for online behavioural advertising choices page.

 

Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint about how we use your information, please Contact Us at apps@littledotstudios.com and we will do our best to help.  If you are still unhappy, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website.

 

Contacting LDS

If you have any queries or comments about this privacy and cookies notice, please write to Data Protection Officer, Little Dot Studios Limited 3rd Floor, The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

 

Changes to this notice

We will occasionally update our cookies notice. We will post a notice of any material changes on our website prior to implementing the changes, and, where appropriate, notify you using any of the contact details we hold for you for this purpose. This may include phone, SMS, e-mail, post or interactive social media, depending on what information we hold. We encourage you to periodically review our notice to be informed of how we use your information.

 

This privacy and cookies notice was last updated 01 March 2021.