Our Cookie Policy

This page contains information on what cookies may be set when you visit this website, or one that is maintained by Hoops Media Limited, and how to reject or delete those cookies. The Cookies Policy of this website can be found in Section 2 of the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies on competitionstoday.co.uk to help create a better experience for our users and this Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them on our website, and the benefits that they provide.

Also, in order to generate revenue from our website, we want to be aware that most of our links will go through external affiliate marketing links. These links help to track our users through the use of cookies and will provide a commission to us should you go onto to buy from the external website.

Sometimes we will also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In order to do this, our advertising partners may place a cookie (a small text file) on your computer.

None of the cookies that we use store any form of personal information, such as your name or email address, and the information below will be updated should there be any change to our use of cookies.

For general information about use of cookies on this website, and how to block cookies, please read further below.

1. What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file sent by a web server, to a web browser, and stored on your computer or the device used for accessing the internet. These cookies can be used for a variety of uses, including helping to improve user experience. To find out more about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

2. How to control and delete cookies

By default most browsers are set to enable cookies. To amend any preferences that are set, you can do this through your browser or device settings.

Please remember that with our website, like most, cookies are often used to improve you experience of our website. If you choose to not allow our cookies, or turn certain cookies off, it is likely to affect the way in which our website works.

3. List of the main cookies used by the website

Below is a list of the main cookies that are used by this website and explanation of what each is used for:

Cookie NamePurpose/Reason
PHPSESSIDThis cookie only exists for the duration of your visit to our website. It is not physically stored on your computer and contains anonymous identifiers. Prevention of this cookie may negatively impact some aspects of your experience with our website.
adThis cookie is used to track if a user has come from an external pay-per-click advertising campaign.

It does not include any personal data and is set to a restricted selection of values if it exists.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

nwThis cookie is used to track if a user has come from our weekly newsletter.

It does not include any personal data and is set to a value of '1' if it exists.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

awpopup_This cookie used to track whether or not a newsletter subscribe box has been shown to users. If it has, the user will not see it again for a set period of time.

It does not include any personal data and is either set to a value of '1' if it exists.

If this cookie is deleted, the registration box will re-appear if the functionality is enabled. This forms part of the functionality provided to our website by AWeber.com.

_jsuidThis cookie is set by getclicky.com, our user tracking software

It does not include any personal data and includes anonymous identifiers.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

first_pv_This cookie is set by getclicky.com, our user tracking software, and records the first time a user views a page.

It does not include any personal data.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

4. Third party cookies

As part of the functionality that we provide on our website, we use several third party providers to enhance the capabilities of our website. Each of these third parties uses their own cookies to assist with their own processes and we have summarised their cookie usage for you below.

AWeber.com (view privacy policy)

AWeber.com is the provider of our newsletter functionality, both for sign-up forms and for sending out our weekly newsletters and notifications. As part of their service a variety of cookies are set and these are detailed below.

awpopup_This Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website. It is used to track whether or not a newsletter subscribe box has been shown to users. If it has, the user will not see it again for a set period of time.

It does not include any personal data and is either set to a value of '1' if it exists.

If this cookie is deleted, the registration box will re-appear if the functionality is enabled. This forms part of the functionality provided to our website by AWeber.com.

cookie_aweber_referrer_idThis Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website.
awsplit_id_This Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website. This is used to help track the effectiveness of different newsletter sign-up processes.
TScd899eThis Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website. This helps determine the location of our newsletter subscribers.
_gaosThis Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website. This helps determine the location of our newsletter subscribers.
_nrlskThis Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website. This helps determine the location of our newsletter subscribers.
TS8fba11This Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website.
AUTORESPSIDThis Cookie tracks leads and records information about how you found our website.

GetClicky.com (view privacy policy)

GetClicky is the provider of our analytics software and instructions for disabling their cookies are here: http://getclicky.com/help/customization#cookies_disable.

As part of their service a variety of cookies are set and these are detailed below:

first_pv_This is a cookie that is set on the first page view of a visitor. It is used to making the tracking process faster and more efficient by making sure that certain parts of the code are only used on the first page view.
__cfduidThis cookie does not include any personal data and includes anonymous identifiers.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

_jsuidThis cookie does not include any personal data and includes anonymous identifiers.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

clicky_userdataThis cookie does not include any personal data and includes anonymous identifiers.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

cluidThis cookie does not include any personal data and includes anonymous identifiers.

Deletion or prevention of this cookie will not negatively impact your experience of using the website.

Sharing Tools

We list 'share' buttons on the website, from ShareThis.com (view privacy policy), and AddThis.com (view privacy policy) that allow you to share our content with friends through social networks. As part of this, these websites may set a cookie on your machine if you are already logged in to their website or service. Our website does not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information on their privacy and cookie policies.

5. Affiliate Marketing

As part of our marketing we use links to third party companies that generate revenue for us. We want to be open and transparent about this because some of our links are of this type. The affiliate marketing companies will each have their own individual privacy policies and we do not accept any forms of payment for putting links onto our website.

6. Other information

Our website includes links to other websites and they will each have their own privacy policies and cookie policies for the information that you submit on their websites. We recommend that you read these policies because competitionstoday.co.uk bears no responsibility, or liability, for these external policies.

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