Audible Reality Cookie Policy

(date of last revision: September 10, 2019)

This Cookie Policy applies to the websites listed in this Policy, which are operated or controlled by Audible Reality, Inc. (“Audible Reality”). Please note that the processing of your personal data in connection with cookies, and for other purposes, is governed by our Privacy Policy.

1. Platforms to which this Policy applies

This policy applies to the websites, www.audiblereality.com (along with any of their sub-domains, extensions, and associated domains) and software provided by Audible Reality. By using our Platforms, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.

2. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other devices when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, to remember your login details, and so on.

There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are placed by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are placed by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties.
  • Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preferences cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  • Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites in order to send you personalized advertising.
  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.

More information on all aspects of cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that Audible Reality has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

3. Why do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to:

  • distinguish between visitors;
  • improve the use and the functionality of our website;
  • tailor our website and products to your needs and preferences;
  • process your purchase orders; and
  • analyse how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics.

We do not use the collected information to create visitor profiles.

4. What types of cookies do we use?

We may use our own cookies and cookies provided by trusted third parties on our Platforms. Such cookies may include:

CategoryProviderPurposeCookie NameTypeExpiry
Necessarylinkedin.comPreserves users states across page requests.JSESSIONIDHTTPSession
Preferenceslinkedin.comSet by Linkedin when a webpage contains an embedded “Follow us” panellangHTTPSession
Statisticsaudiblereality.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website_gaHTTP2 years
Statisticsaudiblereality.comUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate_gatHTTP1 Day
Statisticsaudiblereality.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website_gatHTTP1 Day
Statisticsgoogle-analytics.comUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.collectPixelSession
Marketinggoogle.comUsed by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across web sites.ads/ga-audiencesPixelSession
Marketinglinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded servicesbcookieHTTP2 years
Marketinglinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded servicesbcookieHTTP2 years
Marketingyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS locationGPSHTTP1 day
Marketingdoubleclick.netUsed by Google Double click to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s adswith the purpose of measuring the efficiency of an ad and to present targeted ads to the userIDEHTTP1 year
Marketinglinkedin.comUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded serviceslidcHTML1 day
Marketingtwitter.comThe cookies used in context with the local storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedureslocal_storage_support_testHTMLPersistent
Marketingyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websitesPREFHTML8 months
Marketingdoubleclick.netUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.test_cookieHTML1 day
Marketingaudiblereality.comCollects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website – This information is used to make content and advertising more relevant to the specific visitor.tk_lrHTML1 year
Marketingaudiblereality.comCollects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website – This information is used to make content and advertising more relevant to the specific visitor.tk_orHTML5 years
Marketingaudiblereality.comCollects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website – This information is used to make content and advertising more relevant to the specific visitor.tk_r3dHTML2 days
Marketingaudiblereality.comCollects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website – This information is used to make content and advertising more relevant to the specific visitor.tk_tcHTMLSession
Marketingyoutube.comTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated Youtube videosVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEHTML179 days
Marketingyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seenYSCHTMLSession
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-cast-installedHTMLSession
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-connected-devicesHTMLPersistent
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-device-idHTMLPersistent
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-fast-check-periodHTMLSession
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-session-appHTMLSession
Marketingyoutube.comStores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoyt-remote-session-nameHTMLSession

To obtain a complete list of the cookies which are used by this website, please use the applicable tools within your internet browser which are designed to identify the cookies used by this website. For example,

  • when using Google Chrome, either right click on the webpage and click on inspect or, from the top end of the browser go to the More tools > Developer Tools. Once the developer console opens, click on the Application tab. Here you can see the cookies installed by the webpage on the browser by different domains;
  • when using Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools > Web Developer > Web Console. Or right-click on the webpage and go to Inspect Element. This will open the developer console. Then click on the storage tab at the top right of the page. Expand the cookie drop-down and it will show you the cookies used on the website;
  • when using Safari, right click on the web page, then go to Inspect Element. This will open the developer console. From the console go to the Storage tab and expand the Cookies drop-down to see the list of the cookies that the website uses.

For more information on how to identify cookies, please review your internet browser’s settings or help menu.

Further, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website or in an email and it helps us to understand the behaviour of visitors of our website. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers” personally identifiable information. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. More information on web beacons can be found on allaboutcookies.org. Please note that Audible Reality has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

5. How can you control cookies and web beacons?

Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the ‘help’ button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.

Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.

If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.

More information on how to manage cookies is available from: allaboutcookies.org. Please note that Audible Reality has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

In addition, you may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following websites and selecting which company cookies you would like to opt-out from: aboutads.info and youronlinechoices.com. Please note that Audible Reality has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.

6. Contact for more Information

Hopefully this policy has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information, feel free to contact us at info@audiblereality.com. Further contact information can be viewed on our website’s contact page.