Cookie Policy

Introduction and Who we are

This is the cookie policy explains how Spring Studios Limited (referred to as “Spring”, “the Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this cookie policy) uses “cookies” and similar technologies (such as web beacons, pixels or tags) on our website at www.springstudios.com and in our communications with you.

Please take a moment to read and understand this cookie policy.  This cookie policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

It is effective as of October 2020.

Our contact details are:

Spring Studios Limited

Email address: privacypolicy@springstudios.com

Postal address: Spring House, 10 Spring Place, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3BH

If you have any questions about this cookie policy or how we deal with cookies, please contact our data privacy manager using the details above.

 

What are Cookies?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites. These files allow Spring Studios to improve the website experience and provide more relevant content to you.

We also use similar technologies to cookies known as “web beacons”, “pixels” or “tags”. These technologies do a similar job to cookies, allowing website operators to count page views and understand how visitors interact with and respond to certain content on a webpage or email.

For the purposes of the remaining sections of this cookie policy, we refer to all cookies and similar technologies using the above features as “cookies”. 

We use a combination of “first party cookies” and “third party cookies”. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. Third party cookies are cookies placed by third party website operators. Information about you collected by those third-party cookies will be shared with the relevant third party. Please refer to the relevant third-party website operator’s privacy notice for more details about the information they collect and how they use it.

Please note that our website or communications may link to third party websites which are not operated by us. Where you follow links from our website or communication to the website of a third party, that website may place different cookies on your device. You should check the relevant privacy notice and/or cookie notice for more information about how that third party uses cookies.

You should be aware that applications you use to access our website, such as your website browser, may also place cookies on your device when visiting our website, or other websites. An example of this would be where you sign in to Google Chrome using a Google Account. We do not have control over these third-party cookies, so you will need to manage these cookies in the settings of the relevant applications.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit All About Cookies.

 

How long do cookies last?

All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:

Session Cookies – these are temporary cookies that are placed on your device during your browsing session and then expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – these are designed to last for a pre-defined period of time, which varies depending on the nature of the cookie. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they reach their individual expiry date, or until you manually delete them (see below for applicable expiry dates).

 

What does Spring Studios use cookies for on its site?

The cookies we use fall into four main categories:

Cookie declaration [TAB]

  • Necessary (2)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

  • Preferences (0)

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

  • Statistics (5)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

  • Marketing (1)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

To see which individual cookies we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, please visit our Preference Centre, where you can also review and manage your cookie consent preferences whenever you wish or see our table below which sets out more information about the individual cookies we may use and the purposes for which they are used.

List last updated on 16/10/2020

Necessary (2)

       

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

__sharethis_cookie_test_

www.springstudios.com

This cookie determines whether the browser accepts cookies.

Session

HTTP

CookieConsent

Cookiebot

Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

website content and serving DNS connection for website operators. 

1 year

HTTP

Statistics (5)

       

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

_ga

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

HTTP

_gat

Google

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

1 day

HTTP

_gid

Google

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 day

HTTP

Marketing (1)

       

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

st_samesite

c.sharethis.mgr.consensu.org

Used by ShareThis to track visitor’s website navigation and preferences – This is used for internal statistics and marketing.

Session

HTTP

 

What is the legal position on cookies and is consent needed to use cookies?

Non-essential cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies. If you do give your consent and then change your mind, you can block or delete them (see below for how to do this).

Essential Cookies – Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see below).

You can find more information about the legal position on cookies from the Information Commissioner’s Office. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations

 

How do you refuse, block or delete cookies?

There are various ways that you can manage your cookie preferences, but please be aware that in order to use some parts of our website you will need to allow certain essential or functional cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Site may not work properly, and you may not be able to access all or part of our website.

Your options for managing your cookie preferences are set out below:

 

Through the Cookie Preference Centre on our website

When you access our website, we will ask you to provide consent for our use of non-essential cookies. We may repeat this request on subsequent visits to our website, for example if you delete cookies from your browser or we need to request new consents from you.

When we seek your consent, you will either be able to provide consent for all non-essential cookies that we would like to use, or you can tailor your cookie preferences (provide consent for some but not all non-essential cookies) using our banner.

You can also change your preferences and/or withdraw consent at any time by visiting our Cookie Preference Centre.

Just as a reminder, where cookies are essential to the operation of our website, we can use these without your consent, and they cannot be managed using our Cookie Preference Centre.

 

Using your browser settings or other tools

You can block the use of cookies generally (not just in respect of our website) by activating the relevant settings in your browser. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.

Further, if you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (but this will only work on certain browsers). For further information on Google Analytics and its use of cookies, please consult the Google Analytics cookie policy.

 

What about Google Chrome and other browsers cookies?

Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the website via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able to place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However, these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US.

Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.

 

What technologies are used in emails?

Please note that any emails you receive from us may contain cookies to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.

In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.

 

Does this policy change?

We may update our cookie policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our cookie policy.

 

Have any feedback for us?

If you have any questions or feedback on our cookie policy, please contact us at  privacypolicy@springstudios.com.