Cookie Policy

Last Modified: 15’th January, 2020

This Cookie Notice describes how the website DOCH.NEWS and subdomains: OLDSITE.DOCH.NEWS, FORUM.DOCH.NEWS (which may also the terms “we”, “us”, “our” or “DOCH”) use cookies in the course of operating our websites. It also explains your rights to control our use of these tracking technologies. For additional information about our privacy protocols, please review our Privacy Policy.

What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or other internet-enabled device that enable our features and functionality. They allow us to record information when you visit or interact with our websites (collectively, our “Websites”).

How do we Use Cookies?
We use cookies to make our Websites easier to use, including, member functionality on our Websites.

What kinds of cookies and tracking technologies do we use?

Persistent and Session Cookies
We use two categories of cookies: Persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that help us recognise you. They are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences and actions across multiple sites and on multiple visits. Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session, allowing us to link your actions during a particular browsing session.

Third Party Cookies
In addition to the first party cookies set by us, we may also allow third parties to set cookies on our Websites. Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, pixels, tags, scripts and other similar tracking technologies to enable the third party’s features or functionalities to be provided through the Website you are using. EG – affiliate tracking tags, may use third party cookies to identify you as a referral.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with our Websites. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Website. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Websites. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors.

CookieBot – Cookie Compliance
To ensure we meet guidelines for ‘Cookie Transparency’, DOCH has chosen to use a 3rd party (known as: Cookiebot) to conduct this service. View their declaration Cookie Statement.

How Can I Control Cookies?
If you opt out of receiving certain cookies from us, your web browser will be associated with a generic “opt-out” cookie, which will prevent us from associating any non-personal information with your browser. Our “opt-out” cookie has no expiration date. Since this program is cookie-based, you may need to opt out again if you do any of the following:

Delete your cookies;
Block cookies, including third party cookies;
Switch internet browsers;
Change computers; or
Upgrade your web browser.

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings via the “options’ or “preferences” menu in your browser. Please note that if you set your browser to refuse or block all cookies, certain features or functionalities of our Websites will be limited or unavailable to you.

Some internet browsers include the ability to transmit “do not track” signals. Because no industry standard has yet been developed with respect to “do not track,” our Websites do not currently process or respond to such “do not track” signals.

Some internet browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 and other Local Storage Objects.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies or device identifiers without affecting how you visit or use our Website. For more information on opting out of Google’s use of cookies across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. To provide you with more choice on how your data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an opt-out browser add-on, which is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and enables you to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Further information about deleting and blocking cookies can be found at allaboutcookies.org