Balans Soho Society believes in being clear and open about how we collect and use your data. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

 

Do Balans Soho Society use cookies?

Yes. We use cookies to ensure everyone who visits www.balans.co.uk has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your membership account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies.

 

What types of cookies do we use and what are they used for?

Name of cookieType of cookieReason for useLevel of privacy/tracking
PHPSESSIDHTTPPreserves user session state across page requests Low to Medium
PYPFHTTPThis cookie is necessary for the PayPal login -function on the website. Low to Medium
_gaHTTPRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Low to Medium
_ga (Spotify)HTTPRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Low to Medium
_gat HTTPUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateLow to Medium
_gat (Spotify)HTTPUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateLow to Medium 
_gid (Google)HTTPRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Low to Medium
_gid (Spotify)HTTPRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Low to Medium
collect (Google)PixelUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Low to Medium
_fbp (Facebook) HTTPUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.Low to Medium
ads/ga-audiences (Google) PixelUsed by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.Low to Medium
FrHTTPUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.Low to Medium 
Lang (Twitter)HTTPRemembers the user’s selected language version of a websiteLow to Medium
sp_ab (Spotify)HTTPUsed to implement audio-con tent from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register u ser interaction and preferences in con text with audio-con tent – Th is can serve statistics and marketing purposes.Low to Medium
sp_landing (Spotify)HTTPUsed to implement audio-con tent from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register u ser interaction and preferences in con text with audio-con tent – Th is can serve statistics and marketing purposes.Low to Medium 
sp_t (Spotify)HTTPUsed to implement audio-con tent from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register u ser interaction and preferences in con text with audio-con tent – Th is can serve statistics and marketing purposes.Low to Medium
Tr (Facebook) PixelUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.Low to Medium 
bfBalansNewsletterSignupPopup HTTPUsed to manage visibility of Newsletter sign up modalLow to Medium 

 

Controlling cookies
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. 

If you visit www.balans.co.uk without changing your browser settings, well assume that youre happy to receive all cookies on our website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies.

 

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visitwikipedia.orgwww.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

 

Further Information 

For further background information on the EU directive and cookies, please visit:ICO Cookies Guidance PDFwww.ico.org.uk 

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