About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains: www.metasphere.co.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Necessary: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalise the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Cookies we use:

  • rc::c
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Necessary
    • Cookie purpose description: Used in context with video-advertisement. The cookie limits the number of times a visitor is shown the same advertisement-content. The cookie is also used to ensure relevance of the video-advertisement to the specific visitor.
  • wordpress_test_cookie
    • Provider: metasphere.co.uk
    • Category:Necessary
    • Cookie purpose description: Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
  • cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary
    • Provider: metasphere.co.uk
    • Category: Necessary
    • Cookie purpose description: Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.
  • cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary
    • Provider: metasphere.co.uk
    • Category: Necessary
    • Description: Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.
  • CookieConsent
    • Provider: metasphere.co.uk
    • Category: Necessary
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain
  • _ga
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Statistics
    • Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • _gid
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Statistics
    • Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • _gat
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Statistics
    • Cookie purpose description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
  • IDE
    • Provider: doubleclick.net
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
  • test_cookie
    • Provider: doubleclick.net
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
  • r/collect
    • Provider: doubleclick.net
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
  • rc::b
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
  • rc::a
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description:This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
  • NID
    • Provider: google.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
  • yt-remote-device-id
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • yt-remote-connected-devices
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • yt-remote-session-app
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • yt-remote-cast-installed
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • yt-remote-session-name
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • yt-remote-fast-check-period
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
  • YSC
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
  • GPS
    • Provider: youtube.com
    • Category: Marketing
    • Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
  • sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_8ab962 and sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_22a647
    • Provider: sucuri.net
    • Category: Functional
    • Cookie purpose description: Monitors the website for attempted hacks and malicious malware, for your protection.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.