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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device such as a computer or smartphone when you access our website. When we say “cookie” we mean cookies and similar online tracing technologies. This covers any means we use to store information, or access information stored on your device, including:

  • first- and third-party cookies,
  • fingerprinting technologies,
  • tracking pixels and plug-ins, including technologies those from third parties,
  • other tracing technologies.

We use cookies in order to make our website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to us and to any third-party provider about your past, present and future activities on the internet, including your website browsing history, clicks and “likes”.

All cookies have an owner which tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner is the domain specified in the cookie. Whenever you visit our website, we place cookies onto your device for different reasons. Such cookies are called “first-party” cookies, whereas cookies set by a different owner such as social media platforms or ad network/ad tech providers, are called “third-party” cookies.

Below you will find more detailed information about our cookies and the reason for using them.

What types of cookies do we use and why?

We group cookies into four categories.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary to maintain our services and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as creating an account or saving a wish-list for later. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but that can make some parts of the site not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so we can collect insights like which pages are the most popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore, anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to provide you with a tailored experience.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Marketing cookies

When you accept marketing cookies, you give us your consent to place cookies on your device to provide you with relevant content that fits your interests. These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners or us, to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content on our and third-party sites. To be able to deliver content that fits your interests, we will use your interactions together with personal information you have provided to us on our site. To present you with relevant content on third-party sites, we will share this information and a customer identifier such as an encrypted email-address or device id with third parties, such as advertising platforms and social networks. To make the content as interesting as possible for you, we may link this data across the different devices you use. If you choose not to accept marketing cookies, we will not place such cookies on your device, and you may experience less relevant content from us.


What is the legal ground to use cookies?

The use of strictly necessary cookies relies either on the contractual arrangement we have with you or our legitimate interest. To find out more about the specific purpose and legal ground for the use of cookies, please check out the Privacy Notice on each subject matter.

For the use of other types of cookies such as performance cookies, functional cookies or marketing cookies we require your prior consent.

Who has access to cookie information?

Information obtained from you through cookies is shared within Architecturalist. Information obtained from third party cookies is also available to the third-party provider placing the cookie on our site. We will not share first-party cookie information with third parties nor sell swap or otherwise disclose such information with anyone outside Architecturalist.

How long are cookies stored in your browser or on your device?

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies (or permanent cookies) will be stored in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the cookie’s file. Their duration depends on the date of expiry written in them.

Session cookies

Session cookies are immediately deleted when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you.

Other tracing technologies

Information gathered through other tracing technologies such as tags and pixels are saved for 24 months.


How to manage your cookies?

Managing browser settings

You can manage your cookies from your computer or mobile device using web browser. All commercial web browsers are featured with cookie management functionality. Please check your web browser to find out more how to delete or disable cookies etc. You can easily stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by configuring your browser’s cookie settings.

If you choose to disable cookies in your web browser, you will not be able to take advantage of all our features.

Opting-out from social media platforms, ad network/ad tech providers

Please follow the link to learn more about how to opt-out of the cookies provided by some of our partners here:

Facebook Pixels

https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Google AdWords

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB

Google Analytics

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Google DoubleClick

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en

Twitter

https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads

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