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Cookie Policy

We use cookies, pixels and tags (which we shall collectively define as “Cookies”) on the Metia web site for a variety of purposes which are described in this Cookie Policy. By using the Metia web site you consent to the storing and accessing of Cookies on your device in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies and what do they do?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit the Metia web site, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

For further details on cookies, please visit the website All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookies.

Consent and blocking of the use of cookies on the Metia web site

By navigating away from the home page of the Metia web site and continuing to use the Metia web site, you are consenting to our use of the Cookies described in this Cookie Policy.

If you do not consent to Metia using Cookies or, having previously consented to our use of Cookies, you decide to block such use then please read the next section of this Cookie Policy entitled “Blocking our Use of Cookies”.

Blocking our Use of Cookies
You can block our use of Cookies at any time by activating the settings in your web browser. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management for a wide variety of web browsers.

What Happens if I Block Cookies?
If you choose to withhold consent to Metia’s use of Cookies, or subsequently block Cookies that you previously consented to, some aspects of the Metia web site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Metia web site.

How we use cookies on the Metia web site

Session Cookies
We use Cookies to allow the Metia web site to uniquely identify a user’s browsing session on the Metia web site and to allow us to coordinate this information with data from our Metia web site server.

Analytics
We use Google’s “analytics” Cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to identify unique, but anonymous users. These Cookies can also calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Metia web site, the date and time of a user’s visit to the Metia web site, the pages a user has viewed and the time spent by users at the Metia web site. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve the Metia web site and better serve our users.

Further information on each Cookie is set out in the table below.

Cross platform advertising and user recognition
We also use Cookies provided by Facebook and Twitter. These Cookies operate in different ways but they are both used in connection with Metia advertising served to a user of the Metia web site on Twitter and Facebook, the recognition of such users and the devices used by the user to access Twitter, Facebook and the Metia web site. Further information on each Cookie is set out in the table below.

Third party web sites and platforms

Your use of third party web sites and platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and the privacy practices of these platforms, are governed by separate terms, conditions and policies for which Metia is not responsible. You should review Twitter’s and Facebook’s terms, conditions and policies where you will find more details on how information about you is used on their platforms and how you can set your privacy preferences.    

You can find more information about the individual Cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below: 

Cookie Type   Purpose
Google Analytics
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This Cookie is placed by Google. It enables Metia to learn information about our users use of the Metia web site such as the time of visit, the pages viewed, whether the user has visited before and the web site visited prior to visiting the Metia web site.
For further information about Google Analytics please see:
https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
Twitter Conversion Tracker This Cookie is placed by Twitter. It enables Metia to learn how our users have interacted with Metia advertising served to them on Twitter. It also enables Metia to identify users who have used their mobile device to view Metia advertising on Twitter and later came to the Metia web site on a desktop computer.
For further information about the Twitter Conversion Tracker please see:
https://business.twitter.com/en/help/campaign-measurement-and-analytics/conversion-tracking-for-websites.html
Facebook Pixel This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables Metia to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables Metia to see how our users move between devices when accessing the Metia web site and Facebook, to ensure that Metia’s Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the Metia web site. For further information about the Facebook Pixel please see:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616
ASP.NET_SessionId   This Cookie is placed by Metia. It is used to maintain an anonymized user session by the Metia web site server.
cb-enable This Cookie is placed by Metia. It is used to record when a user of the Metia web site has viewed the Cookie notice to prevent it re-appearing on return visits.

Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although our analytics cookies may persist for 1 year.