What are Cookies
To register for an account on Placebuzz.com, you need to have cookies enabled - see the section on Managing cookies. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to keep you logged in when you visit our site.
We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes - in other words to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window - please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites).
Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers, with some newer browsers offering it as default. If you enable it, it sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing isn't tracked, for example by third party ad or social networks, or analytic companies. You can opt out of tracking and analytics on this website by changing your settings in the Managing Cookies section on this page.
At present no industry-wide uniform standard has been agreed and adopted to determine how DNT requests should be managed, so our website doesn’t currently respond to DNT requests. Until that standard is established, we'll continue to review DNT and other new technologies, but won't respond to DNT requests.
We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to both comply with legislation, and make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.
Strictly necessary cookies
Purpose: Authentication cookie to verify a user, persistent
We want to ensure we provide a good experience. These cookies (which are set by third parties providing services to us) allow us to monitor how visitors use our Site. These cookies provide us with anonymous statistics on how many people visit the Site and where they have come from and the pages they visit so that we can continue to develop and improve the Site and our services. They also help us understand the effectiveness of our advertising.
Purpose: Tracking of pay-per-click advertising conversion http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
Purpose: Collects statistical information about how you use the site so that we can improve the site http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
These cookies allow third parties to identify what you find popular, allowing a more personalised and relevant selection of advertisements to be displayed when you browse the internet. They normally won't just be from us, but build an overall, but anonymous, picture of an individuals preferences based how they have browsed the internet, in order to deliver more relevant advertising. You may see interest-based advertising on this Site, but also on third party websites which uses information collected about your browsing activity on this Site.
Manages display advertising around the site, and gathering data for targeted advertising http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
Google Analytics Remarketing
Collects statistical information for display and search retargeting. http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
Anonymous demographic data and interest targeting to serve online advertisements.http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
On-site banner advertisements
Through our advertising platform Google DoubleClick we allow other third party advertising agencies and networks to serve advertising using cookies to our Site.
If you take the opportunity to 'share' placebuzz.com content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Further information about cookies
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window). If you'd like to opt out of cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window).
Please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites.
In addition to cookies, local storage allows us to use a tiny bit of space on your machine to store information, in much the same way as cookies. We use this to store information which, we feel, enhances your journey through the site by remembering previous actions and making them default for the future. All local storage is persistent, with no expiry.
Stores your last search
Stores your recent searches
Updates to this policy
So that we can offer you the best possible online experience, new services using cookies may be added to our site from time to time. We aim to keep the cookies information provided here as accurate as possible and use all reasonable efforts to regularly review and update the details. When we update these details we will post changes on this page or on other pages of our Site or let you know about changes in our communications with you.