Thank you for visiting Topten ("Website"). This cookie notice applies to the Website, any website or branded pages on third party platforms (e.g. YouTube and Facebook) and applications accessed or used through such websites or platforms which are operated by or on behalf of Topten ("Topten Site").
When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the specific App you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
See below for details on what information is collected by cookies and how we use that information.
2. How and why does Topten use them?
Topten keeps all the information collected from cookies in a non–personally identifiable format. Topten cookies located on your computer do not retain your name or your IP address.
3. What type of cookies does Topten use?
The following types of cookies are used on Topten websites.
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.
Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. Using Functional cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content according to preferences and information that you provide. This information is not shared and is not user identifiable.
Cookies that send information to us
These are the cookies that we set on a Topten Site and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a "First Party" cookie.
Cookies that send information to other companies
These are cookies that are set on a Topten Site by our partner companies (e.g. Cloudflare, Google). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data. This is known as a “Third Party’’ cookie.
Demographics and Interest Reporting
Some of our websites use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. This is done using something called the DoubleClick cookie. Topten does not use DoubleClick, or uses targeted ads services, but if you don’t want your information collected anyway, you can:
- use Google’s Ad Settings to opt out of Display Advertising; or
- use Google's Browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics
DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information. Sometimes the DoubleClick cookie will contain an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID, and is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously.
We will not use any information reported by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to identify any individual user of our site.
Find out more about Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.
4. How can I change my cookie settings?
Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features of this website if you do so. See your browser 'help' button for how you can do this. You do not need to have cookies on to use or navigate through many parts of this and other Topten websites. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
To delete the cookies and all information gathered, and otherwise change your cookie settings please click the following link.
For more information on the new legislation regarding cookies, see the European Comission website - https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.
For useful information on cookies, see AboutCookies.org
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