Website Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how Astrocast (“We“) use it and why we may need to store these cookies. We will also explain how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site functionality. For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies“.

Disabling Cookies

Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site and many other websites that you visit. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies, if you are not sure whether they are necessary to provide a service that you use. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser´s “Help” for how to do this).

The Cookies We Set

Our website offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Third Party Cookies and Tracking Tools

We also use cookies provided by third parties as set out below:

1. Our site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland respectively Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Google Analytics uses methods that allow an analysis of the use of the website, such as cookies. The information Google provides to us is statistical data and allows us to measure and evaluate the use of our website (on an anonymized/aggregated basis) and to compile reports on the activities on our website to enable us to do market research or improve our website design. Google may also pass this information on to third parties insofar as this is required by law or if third parties process the data on Google’s behalf. According to Google, no connection is made between the IP address and other data relating to you.

For more information on Google Analytics, see the official Google Analytics page and their privacy statements. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

· From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, the third party cookies set out in this policy may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

· As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

2. The Google AdSense service we use for our advertising activities uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. The data collected by this service is your IP address.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense Privacy FAQ.

3. We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The advertising cookies used by our site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

4. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including {Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Medium, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

If you are looking for more information about the use of cookies or other third party tools on our site, please contact us at info@astrocast.com.