What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you set your browser to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
The types of cookies we use
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. The type of personal data collected through these cookies includes your IP address; location data and the fact that you are logged into our website. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser and do not store your preferences or information beyond your current visit. They include, for example, session cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and to purchase tickets.
- Functional Cookies
These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember choices you make (such as choice of language, mobile device preferences, cookie setting preferences.) when you return to our website. In order to provide these features, these cookies collect your personal information. Usually, functional cookies expire after a maximum of XX years and can be deleted from your browser history at any time up to the point of their expiry.
- Performance or Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about The Ark website usage. For example, we use Google Analytics to track anonymized usage statistics for the site. This data is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed.
These cookies do not collect information that identifies an individual website user. Instead they collect browser information and anonymised data for the reasons set out above. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall view of website use and users are never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to identify ways to improve the website.
Performance or Analytical Cookies remain on your device for varying periods of time with some deleted when you close your browser and others remaining on your device indefinitely until deleted.
Our cookie widget is set so that performance and analytical cookies will not be placed on your device unless you opt in.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about Google Analytics, and the cookies it sets please visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.
- Advertising or Targeting Cookies
Our cookie widget is set so that advertising or targeting cookies will not be placed on your device unless you opt in.
You can opt out of one or all third party Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) cookies on the web browser you are currently using with an "opt-out cookie" by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices.
Set out below is more information on these categories of cookies, including their purpose and whether these cookies collect personal data:
|COOKIE NAME||COOKIE TYPE||PURPOSE||EXPIRES|
|G-7FTPLHB0PD||Performance||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.||I minute|
|_ga||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 Years|
|_gid||Performance||This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.||1 day|
|_pin_unauth||Targeting||Registers a unique ID that identifies and recognizes the user. Is used for targeted advertising.||1 year|
|_fbp||Targeting||Used by Meta to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers||3 months|
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or request that you be warned when a website is trying to install a cookie. This can be done by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of some parts of this website.
For more information about managing cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Our Privacy Notice describes, in a comprehensive manner, how The Ark processes your personal data. For more information on our approach to privacy, please see our Privacy Notice