Coupled Cookie Policy

About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - so for example, it won't be able to keep you logged in when you navigate to a new page.

Coupled and Cookies

How does Coupled use Cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to use the Coupled site.

Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by Coupled

Cookie Name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Used by the Coupled application framework to control access to server-based session data

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies store information about the choices you have made and allow us to tailor the website to you. 

Coupled does not currently use any functionality cookies.

Performance and remarketing cookies

We use Performance cookies at Coupled for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use Coupled so that we can improve how we present our content to you.

Examples of performance cookies set by Coupled and our suppliers

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics tool supplied by Google Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie so that it may provide usage reports to Coupled.

Coupled uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for logged-in users. If you are logged in to Coupled, we may use your Coupled user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics to track and analyze the pages of the Service you visit. We do this only to better understand how you use the Service, with a view to offering improvements for all Coupled users; and to tailor our business and marketing activities accordingly. Google does not receive any of your profile information or any other personal data of yours. We do not attach any other of your personally identifiable data to the profile connected to a User ID.

To learn more and to opt-out of this data collection going forward, you may make use of the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on .

Additionally, Coupled uses Google Analytics code that allows for certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features. Subject to change, the Google Display Advertising features Coupled currently uses are Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

These features are used to advertise online; to allow third-party vendors, including Google, to show you advertising across the Internet; to allow Coupled and third-party vendors, including Google, to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Website and to report how ad impressions, uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the Website. Data from Google's interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) is also combined with Google Analytics to better understand the needs of Coupled users and to improve the Services.

You may opt out of such display advertising at any time by visiting your Google Ads Settings page or by installing and running the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on .

Embedded Content and Sharing

We sometimes embed content from third-party websites such as YouTube and Twitter. As a result, when you view a page containing such content you may be presented with a cookie from these websites. Coupled does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

You may also see embedded share buttons on Coupled web pages. These enable users to easily share content with their friends through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. When you click on one of these buttons a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Coupled does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

Managing Cookies

You can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies that are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Note that Coupled will not work if you choose to disable cookies or block any of the strictly necessary cookies. Some functionality will be impaired if you choose to block functionality cookies.