Cookie Notice

This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by our website, how to turn cookies off in your browser, and how to specifically switch off advertising cookies.

What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How does the Ventured website use cookies?
A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of cookie:

Site performance cookies
Anonymous analytics cookies
Geo-targeting cookies
Registration cookies
Advertising cookies
Third party advertising cookies

Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Ventured’s website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit.

Anonymous analytics cookies:

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Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organization generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are signed in to the Ventured, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.

Geo-targeting cookies
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content.

Registration cookies
When you register with Ventured, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.

Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username.
If you have not selected ‘keep me signed in’, your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.

While you are signed into either of the sites, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the our site.

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These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.

We also use cookies to help us use targeted advertising. We may use cookies set by another organization so we can more accurately target advertising to you. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about what you are looking at on our site, but not about who you are.

We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit Ventured. We can then target our advertising based on this information.

Third party advertising cookies
A lot of the advertisements you see on our site are provided by other organizations. Some of these organizations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to Ventured.

Other third-party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.

How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at [email protected].