Cookie Policy

Use of cookies by De Beers Ventures
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, for example, remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. We use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a functional website and to give you a more personalised service.

We use the following types of cookie:
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

The table below explains the cookies (and similar technologies) we use and why.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
wp-settings-{user} 1 year The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site.
wp-settings-time-{user} 1 year The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used record the time at which wp-settings-{user} was set.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Some of the cookies we use are third party cookies. We work with other companies, such as search engine providers, so that we can learn more about our customers, in order to understand performance and engagement, provide a personalised experience and deliver more relevant advertising. The table below further explains the third party cookies that are used on our website and their purposes. To learn more about how these third parties process information, follow the links in the table below to the third party privacy notice. If you wish to opt out of any of these cookies then please follow the links provided for information on opting out or change your browser settings as explained below.

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Cookies can be controlled by your web browser settings. Whether our cookies are used will depend on your browser settings, so you are in control. You can choose not to accept any cookies, or accept only certain cookies, or to be prompted before a cookie is saved to your hard drive, or to only accept cookies from certain websites that you designate. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please use the following links:

Please be aware that by blocking all cookies you may not be able to access or use all the features of our website and you will not receive a personalised service.

Changes to our Cookie Policy
Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on this page and will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of our website after any such changes are posted will be considered to have been notified of such changes. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to have such changes notified to you by e-mail or by posting a notice on the homepage of our website. You should regularly check back to this page from time to time.

Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@debeersventures.com.

We are De Beers UK Limited, registered in England and Wales under company number 02054170 and have our registered office at 20 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AN