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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy forms part of our general Privacy Policy.

Twine may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. Cookies are very common on major services on the web. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize the Service, or navigate within the Service, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases the Service navigation by providing and saving your preferences and providing personalized functionality.

If you choose to use the Service without blocking, removing or disabling cookies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and to our use of any personal information that we collect, in accordance with this policy and the rest of our Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the use of these cookies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, which is explained in Manage Your Cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Our Cookies

We use our own cookies to recognise you when you visit the Service or use our apps. This means that you don't have to log in each time you visit, and we can remember your preferences, settings and any other information to use the Service effectively.

Third Party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we work with various reputable companies to help us analyse how the Platform is used, and to optimise our Website and Apps to deliver the best possible experience. The following companies help us achieve this through use of cookies:

Google Analytics, Google Web Optimizer and DoubleClick

Google Analytics, Google Web Optimizer and DoubleClick are services provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Service. Google Web Optimzer uses the same cookies to measure how different users respond to different web page layouts. DoubleClick helps us improve our advertising. You can find more information here, more about DoubleClick and at Google's privacy policy.

To opt out of this analysis by Google, please see the Manage Your Cookies section below.

Advertising Networks

We will sometimes use third party advertising networks to help us grow the Service. These will sometimes leave a cookie on your machine to try and make your adverts relevant to you. Currently we are using: Facebook, AdRoll and AppNexus.

To opt out of this tracking from advertising networks, please see the Manage Your Cookies section below.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for different reasons, as explained in this chart:

Cookie Type Reason
Service Access We use these cookies are essential to allow us to operate the Service as you have requested. For example, sign in to the Service, cookies they let us recognise what type of user you are, if you have any subscriptions and then provide you with the Services.
Performance & Analysis These cookies to analyse how the Service is used by users or visitors and how it is performing. We use this information to improve, maintain and operate the Service. We may also obtain information from our e-mails we send you, to learn whether you opened or forwarded the e-mail or clicked on any of the content. This information tells us about our e-mail performance and helps us ensure that we're sending e-mails that you find useful or interesting.
Functional We use these cookies enable us to operate certain functions of the Service in line with the choices you make. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Service, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided, such as knowing your e-mail, remembering how you have customised the Service and giving you notifications to improve your use of the Service.
Advertising & Targeting These cookies to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests. The information may also be used for frequency capping purposes and to help us regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.
Third Party We may allow our partners to use cookies on the Service for the same purposes identified above. We may also use service providers acting on our behalf to use cookies for the purposes identified above.
Twine Ads We work with web publishers, advertising networks and service providers to deliver Twine ads on other web sites. Cookies may be used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests on other web sites and to regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.

Manage Your Cookies

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or delete certain cookies. Generally you should also be able manage similar technologies in the same way that you manage cookies - using your browsers preferences. The following links show how to adjust the browser settings of commonly used browsers:

Please note that if you reject or remove cookies for Twine by changing your browser settings then this may disable some of the functionality on the Service, including the ability to Sign In to the Service.

Updated: 31st May 2014

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