Cookie policy - Bible Society

Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to improve your online experience. By using our website, you agree to this policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. You can find out more about the cookies we use, why we use them and how to opt-out below.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device. It helps with a number of things including:

  • Allowing our website to work properly
  • Helping to keep our website secure
  • Helping us improve our website by understanding how people are using it
  • Making the site easier to use by remembering information you've entered
  • Improving your experience by showing information that's relevant to you

To find out more information about cookies in general go to www.aboutcookies.org

What type of cookies do you use?

First Party

On some of our websites we use 'Session Cookies' which allow the website to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They are used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site (e.g. Bible Society Online Shop). These session cookies expire after a browser session is closed, so are never stored long term.

Third Party

We collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all our website visitors, using Google Analytics, in order to see how our website is used and monitor site traffic so as continuously improve and develop the design and content of our site. This information is not personally identifiable information – it is anonymised.

From time to time we use Facebook to promote our websites and if you are a Facebook user you can learn more about how Facebook uses cookies for this purpose.

Third Party – remarketing

We use third-party remarketing services, including the Facebook pixel, to help tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to users, based on their previous activity on our website. The adverts may appear on Facebook, or across the internet on third party sites, including those within Facebook's Audience Network.

Cookies are placed by third-party vendors, including Facebook, on web browsers to track user behaviour and serve ads related to such behaviour. No identifiable information is collected through the use of Facebook's, or any other, third party remarketing service. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policy and Facebook's privacy policy.

You can opt out of Facebook's use of cookies by visiting Facebook's ad preference settings.

Find out more about opting out of Internet-based advertising.

How do I opt-out from cookies?

We recommend that you do not change your cookie settings as this may affect the performance of our website if you block some or all cookies.

However, if you do decide to change them, you can do this through your browser settings. To learn more about changing your cookie settings for the following browsers, these links may help:

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

If you would like to opt out of Facebook's use of cookies, please visit Facebook's ad preference settings.

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