Our Cookie Policy

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit a Woto website and how to manage them. This Cookies policy applies to Woto website and to the Woto pages of our users.

Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here and if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

What are cookies?

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (e.g. computer, tablet or mobile phone). These include small text files known as cookies. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our site so we can make it better

You can also visit the aboutcookies.org, for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

Can I opt out of cookies?

We use cookies based on your 'implied consent', which means that if you continue to use our website, we will assume you are happy for us to set cookies. If you aren't, then yes, there are a number of things you can do.

You can set your web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc) to reject all cookies; allow only 'trusted' sites to set them; or to accept cookies from websites only for the duration of your visit. Your browser's 'help' option will tell you how. However, please be aware that if you choose to delete or restrict cookies, some features of our website may not work.

We sometimes use external suppliers to deliver services on our behalf, which means these cookies may be set by a third party (third-party cookies). We do not control these cookies so if you would like more information about them or information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies (listed below). You can also go to youronlinechoices.com to find out more about third-party advertising cookies.

Cookies used on Woto

We use both session cookies (which exist only until you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which exist for a longer, specified period of time). The type of cookies used on this website can generally be put into three categories: Strictly necessary, performance and Functionality.

Strictly necessary cookies

Without these essential cookies, our website won't work properly. They help you move around secure areas of the website and carry out specific tasks, like editing a page or making a payment to buy a domain.

If you're signed in to a secure area, they recognize that you have already signed in. Without them, you'd need to sign in to Woto each time you moved to a new page or close your browser window.

Performance/Analytics cookies

Some of the cookies on our website collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

Our website uses Google Analytics cookies. Information collected by these cookies will be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in accordance with its privacy practices. For further information of Google’s privacy practices and how this applies to Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics privacy overview.

If you wish you can also opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the website to your needs. These cookies remember any settings you've applied, such as language, editor layout or page view preferences.

Embedded content

Sometimes, we or Woto users embed 3rd party contents from websites such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Google, Paypal and Eventbrite. As a result, when you visit a page featuring such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies and cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content.

You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them and how to opt out. If you are not logged in to their services, they will not know who you are but may still gather anonymous usage information.

Social networking and sharing tools

On some pages, we or Woto users add 'share counter' widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.).

These sites may set cookies which can identify you as an individual when you are also logged in to their services. This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including Woto sites. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website to see how your information is used and how to opt out.

Last updated: November 2014