Last updated: 24-05-2018
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device as well as remembering your actions and preferences, helping you browse the website more efficiently and helping improve your experience while using the website.
Cookies are used on the Website for a number of reasons. This includes the following:
- allowing users to log on to their Sleekarena account;
- allowing users to choose log-in preferences;
- to monitor and collect information about transactions placed on the Website; and
- for fraud prevention purposes and generally to safeguard privacy.
Cookies are generally used to improve and enhance the user experience. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Website to operate.
Session Management – these cookies are essential to enable use of the Website, they manage session information and enable users to navigate through the Website.
Functionality – these cookies store information which enables us to remember user preferences e.g. preferred language, sort types, media settings. They are also used to improve users’ experience by, for example, stopping users from being shown the same message twice.
Fraud Prevention – these cookies store information which helps us stop fraudulent use of the Website.
Tracking – these cookies enable us to store information about how users landed on the Website. We need to record this so that we can appropriately remunerate our affiliates.
Analysis – these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how users move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and to deliver adverts and information which are more relevant to each user and their interests and to monitor the effectiveness of such adverts and information.
Where links are provided on the Website to third party websites it is important to remember that those websites will have their own cookies and privacy policies which will govern any information you may submit. If you decide to use any linked third party websites please read their cookies and privacy policies before doing so.
What cookies does Sleekarena use?
We can classify cookies into two separate categories, being those which are necessary for the functionality of the website, and those which we collect to analyse your activity to improve how the website works. The table below gives you a brief explanation of what types of cookies we collect, what the source of the cookies is, why we use the cookie, how long we retain the cookie, and whether the cookie is necessary for the website’s functionality or not:
|Sleekarena||1 year||User language preference||No|
|CloudFlare||1 year||Used to distinguish users||Yes|
|Google Analytics||2 years||Used to distinguish users||Yes|
|Google Analytics||24 hours||Used to distinguish users||Yes|
If you want to delete any cookies already stored on your computer or stop the cookies that keep track of your browsing patterns on the Website, you can do so by deleting your existing cookies and/or altering your browser’s privacy settings (the process you follow will differ from browser to browser). If you would like more information on cookies and on how to disable them or change your privacy settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Your browser’s ‘Help’ function should also tell you how to do this.
Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling our future cookies means that you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Website. For example, if your browser is set to disable ‘session’ cookies, you won’t be able to log on to your Sleekarena account.