Last updated: June 2022
What are Cookies?
Cookies. Cookies are small amounts of data that your browser receives and stores on the local drive of your computer or mobile device, which enable your device to be recognised when you visit a website or application.
Other technologies that we use function in a similar way to cookies, and are used for similar purposes. For example:
- Web beacons, clear GIFS, pixels and tags. These are tiny graphics files that contain unique identifiers to enable your device to be recognised. Like cookies, they may enable us to recognise when a device has visited our Website. They typically enable us to monitor the traffic patterns on our Website, understand and analyse how users have interacted with our Website, improve Website performance, or to track a user’s progress through the Website.
- Local storage. These are files that are created by website and application operators and which are stored locally on your device. Local storage files are typically used to improve the functionality of our Website and to remember your Website preferences.
First party Cookies
Cookies set by the owner of the website or application that you are visiting (in this case, Alto) are called “first party Cookies”. Only the website or application owner can access the first party Cookies it sets.
Third party Cookies
Cookies set by parties other than the website or application owner are called “third party Cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through a website or application (e.g. like advertising, measurement, analytics, interactive content and social sharing). The parties that set these third party Cookies will be able to recognise your device both when it visits the website or application in question and also when it visits other websites that have partnered with them.
We use first and third party Cookies for a number of reasons. Some Cookies are strictly necessary to make our Website work. We refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other Cookies enable us to provide Website functionality, or to enhance user experience on our Website by providing personalised content.
The specific types of first and third party Cookies in use on our Website and the purposes they perform are described in our cookie consent tool, which you can access here [LINK].
How can you control Cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential Cookies. Cookies that are “essential” to the functioning of our Website cannot be refused.
You can exercise your Cookie preferences through our cookie consent tool, which you can access here [LINK] or through your settings.
You will need to adjust the privacy settings on both the browser and the device. If you only adjust the privacy settings on your browser and not the privacy settings on your device, your device will continue to collect data, and vice versa.
You can still use our Website if you reject non-essential Cookies, although your use of some features and access to some areas on our Website may be limited.
Where can you get further information?