Sponge Limited 

Cookie Policy

Last updated: 15/06/2018

This policy (“the Cookie Policy”) sets out how Sponge UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under companies registration number 05040143 whose registered office is at Plymouth Science Park, 11 Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BT (“the Company”; “we”) uses cookies on the website www.wearesponge.com (“the Website”).

You are encouraged to periodically review the Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Website after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Website.

The Company’s obligations regarding the collection, processing, transfer, storage, and disposal of personal data is regulated by the Sponge – Data Protection Policy.

1. About cookies

1.1          A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.2          Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.3          Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that the Company stores about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2. Cookies used

2.1          The Company uses cookies on the Website for the following purposes:

               (a) cookie consent - cookies are used to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

3. Cookies used by service providers

3.1          The Company’s service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit the Website.

3.2          Google Analytics and Act-on gather information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to the Website is used to create reports about the use of the Website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policie... and Act-on at: https://www.act-on.com/privacy...

3.3          The Company uses Google, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter cookies to track user visits for marketing purposes. You can view the privacy policy of these service providers at Google: https://policies.google.com/te... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polic... Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy...

3.4          A Libsyn cookie is used when accessing audio through a Libsyn player on the Website. The Privacy Policy of Libsyn is available at: https://www.libsyn.com/privacy...

3.5         A Zendesk cookie is used to when engaging with the chat service. The privacy policy for Zendesk is available at: https://support.zendesk.com/hc...

4. Managing cookies

4.1          Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

               (a)https://support.google.com/chr... (Chrome);

               (b)https://support.mozilla.org/en... (Firefox);

               (c)http://www.opera.com/help/tuto... (Opera);

               (d)https://support.microsoft.com/... (Internet Explorer);

               (e)https://support.apple.com/kb/P... (Safari); and

               (f)https://privacy.microsoft.com/... (Edge).

4.2          Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

4.3          If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on the Website.