Aquaculture Stewardship Council Limited (‘ASC’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of visitors using this website https://www.asc-aqua.org/

Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data (’privacy information’). For privacy information please see our Privacy Notice/Policy, which can be found here.

This policy applies to the use of cookies and similar technologies, including pixels, (collectively ‘cookies’), that we or permitted third parties may use in connection with your interaction with this website.  This policy explains how we use cookies, when your consent is required, how they are used on this website and provides you with information as to how you can exercise your rights in relation to the cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.

What are ‘Session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies?

Cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (normally when a user exits their browser) are called ‘session cookies’. Cookies that can be stored for longer are called ‘persistent cookies’.

  • Session cookies allow websites to recognise and link the actions of a user during a browsing session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. Cookies can also be used for security purposes, such as when a user logs in to internet banking or their webmail. These session cookies expire after a session ends, so would not be stored beyond this.
  • Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device in-between sessions. They can allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.

What are ‘First-party’ and ‘Third-party’ cookies?

  • First-party cookies are set directly by us.
  • Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. This typically occurs when a website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising.

What types of cookies are there on this website?

  • Strictly necessary cookies (aka essential cookies). These cookies are essential, e.g., to enable a website to be browsed. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies.
  • Marketing cookies (aka targeting cookies). These cookies track your online activity.

Using cookies, web beacons, pixels and/or SDKs helps us to better understand which content is of interest to our website visitors, subscribers to our newsletters etc.

Cookies and personal data

Cookies use unique codes that act as an identifier and can be treated as “personal data”. This is because they can enable the user of a device to be uniquely recognised as the same user, even if their ‘real world’ identity is unknown. Cookies are also typically used in combination with other identifiers such as the IP address for your device which is automatically assigned to that device by your internet service provider and shared by your device when online content is requested and displayed. IP addresses can be logged automatically in our server log files whenever our website, applications or online content are accessed and can be associated with).

We are the data controllers for the processing of personal data in connection with cookies used on thus website.

Communications

If you receive an electronic communication from us, such as a marketing email, event invitation or other direct promotional communication, we may collect information using cookies about you.

Social plugins

Social plugins allow website users to share items of interest with their connections on social networks.

This website contains the following social plugins:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube

This means that when visiting this website your browser may set up a direct connection to the servers of those social networks listed above. If so, the servers of those social networks may recognise this website and the content you are currently visiting.

If you are a member of any of these social networks and you are logged-in while you are visiting this website, that social network may assign this information to your personal user account. By interaction with one of the plugins, e.g., by clicking a ‘Like’ button, this information will be sent via your browser directly to that social network where it will be stored on your respective personal user accounts. This means that the information that you share from this website, will be transmitted to that social network.

We, as the provider of this website, have no control over, or knowledge about, the data that may be collected by any of these social networks. For details about their data collection practices please see their privacy notices (policies).

What cookies are there on this website?

 We use the following cookies on this website:

Google Fonts

Marketing/Tracking

Usage

We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Statement.

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Expiration
expires immediately
Function
Read user IP address

Google reCAPTCHA

Marketing/Tracking

Usage

We use Google reCAPTCHA for spam prevention. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Statement.

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Expiration
session
Function
Read and filter requests from bots
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Read and filter requests from bots
Name
Expiration
persistent
Function
Read and filter requests from bots

YouTube

Marketing/Tracking, Functional

Usage

We use YouTube for video display. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Statement.

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store location data
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store and track interaction
Name
Expiration
8 months
Function
Store user preferences

Functional

Name
Expiration
6 months
Function
Provide bandwidth estimations

Instagram

Marketing/Tracking

Usage

We use Instagram for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Instagram Privacy Statement.

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store ad display frequency

 

Strictly necessary cookies

Name 1 or 3 Party Purpose Duration
1 wordpress_test_cookie 1st Party This cookie is used to check if the cookies are enabled on the users’ browser. Session
2 SESSION_ID 1st Party This cookie is a technical cookie and assigns a user ID to users of the website to enable certain functionalities. Session

 

Marketing cookies

Name 1 or 3 Party Purpose Duration
1 UserMatchHistory 3rd Party LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. 1 month
2 lang 3rd Party LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting. Session
3 bcookie 3rd Party LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. 2 years
4 lidc 3rd Party LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. 1 day
5 bscookie 3rd Party LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website. 2 years
6 li_gc 3rd Party No description – set by LinkedIn. 2 years
7 AnalyticsSyncHistory 3rd Party No description – set by LinkedIn. 1 month
8 _fbp 3rd Party This cookie is set by Meta to display advertisements when either on Meta or on a digital platform powered by Meta advertising, after visiting the website. 3 months
9 fr 3rd Party Meta sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Meta pixel or Meta social plugin. 6 months

 

How can you control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential cookies.

You can exercise your cookie preferences when you first arrive at this website where you will see a notice about our use of cookies.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Manage consent’ icon that can be found at the bottom right of each page of this website. (You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect).

Please note that this website may not operate properly if the non- essential Cookies are switched off.

You can also disable non-essential cookies by changing your browser settings.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Most browsers, for example, Microsoft and Google have dedicated privacy pages that explain how sites collect, handle, and pass on information to third parties.

We may from time to time make changes to this Notice (Policy).  Any changes will be published on this website and will be effective as of the date of publication.

This policy was last updated on 27/06/2022.

Cookie notice (policy) of Aquaculture Stewardship Council Ltd.

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