Cookies

What are cookies and local storage

Cookies are small text files that get stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Local storage is an industry standard technology that allows us to store and retrieve small amounts of data on your computer, mobile phone or other device. At RatedPeople.com we use cookies and local storage to remember you when you return to our site and to optimise your experience when landing on RatedPeople.com.

To submit a job on RatedPeople.com you need to have cookies enabled. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default, see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the RatedPeople.com site.  For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors that may occur on the website.

From time to time we may have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored partners who may set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes; this means to show you products and services that appear to be interested in (see the ‘third party cookie policy’ tab). If you’d like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window – please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites).

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you’d expect this from us, and please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

 

Security

Our site uses the most advanced security software currently available for online transactions.

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Our policy

To make full use of RatedPeople.com, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from ratedpeople.com, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here’s a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You’ll find information about 3rd party cookies on the next tab.

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_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmx, _utmxx, _utmz – we use Google analytics to track visits to our site. Full details can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview

JSESSIONID – used by Rated People to keep you logged in

m_rp_rememberMe, m_rp_username, rp_rememberMe, rp_rememberMeAs, rp_username, rp_usernameAs, rp_usertype , rp_usertypeAs – used to remember your login information

R_SUB, C_ID – used to track where you came from when you submit data to our site

merchenta – we use merchenta to retarget our customers with RatedPeople.com advertising once they leave our site. This cookie helps us track how that retargeting has worked once customers see the advertising and return to Rated People. http://www.merchenta.com/

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_utma, _utmz – we used Google analytics to track visits to our site. Full details can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview

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JSESSIONID – used by Rated People to keep you logged in

_utma, _utmc, _utmz – we used Google analytics to track visits to our site. Full details can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview

rp_tpRememberMe, rp_tpUsername – used to remember your login information

Third party cookie policy

When you visit ratedpeople.com you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to Rated People. For example, if you go on to a web page that contains embedded content such as YouTube you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Some of the business partners that may set cookies on ratedpeople.com include:

criteo.com – we use criteo to retarget our customers with advertising once they leave our site. http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy

doubleclick.net – we use double click to track how well our advertising campaigns are performing. http://www.google.co.uk/doubleclick/

google-analytics.com, google.com, googleadservices.com, googleapis.com, gstatic.com – we use google analytics measure traffic to our site. It also provides insights into the source of the traffic, so we can optimise our site for our customers

 

Managing cookies and local storage

If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that you can’t use the website.

 

To enable cookies

If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option

 

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome

 

 

  1.  Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  3.  Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies’

Safari

 

 

 

  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’
  3. Click ‘Save’

 

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Explorer’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’ options
  2. Scroll down until you see ‘Cookies’ under Receiving Files
  3. Select the ‘Never Ask’ option

Safari on OSX

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’
  3. Select the ‘Only from site you navigate to’

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Scroll down until you see cookies under ‘Privacy & Security’
  3. Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’

Opera

 

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’
  2. Then select ‘Preferences’, select the ‘Advanced’ tab
  3. Then select ‘Accept cookies’ option

 

All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

 

Third-party cookies

When you visit ratedpeople.com you may notice some cookies that are not related to Rated People. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

Further information about cookies

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visitwww.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).