17. Facebook

At FiG Media Group we maintain a facebook page: @Fig Media Group in order to further engage with social media and to get our stories out into the community. Our website features the facebook logo which creates a direct access to our facebook page.  The following is taken from the facebook help pages; it explains the type of cookies and tracking products used by facebook. You should note that it applies whether you have a facebook page yourself or not and encompasses accessing facebook by tapping on a facebook emblem as found on our website to access our facebook page. Your interactions with these third-party Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours.


“If you have a Facebook account, use the Facebook Products, including our website and apps, or visit other websites and apps that use the Facebook Products (including the Like button or other Facebook Technologies). Cookies enable Facebook to offer the Facebook Products to you and to understand the information we receive about you, including information about your use of other websites and apps, whether or not you are registered or logged in”.


The following details are taken from Facebook’s Data policy on use of cookies and tracking technologies, please note that they will update the details without notification and therefore you should check/refer to Facebook data policy for the most up to date accuracy cookie and tracking technologies deployed by them as we will not be held responsible for the technologies they deploy.


Why we use cookies and tracking

Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the Facebook Products, such as by personalising content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the Facebook Products, we use them for the following purposes:



We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you're logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the Facebook Products and show you the appropriate experience and features.


Security, site and product integrity

We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and the Facebook Products safe and secure. We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide the Facebook Products.


Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement

We use cookies to help us show ads and to make recommendations for businesses and other organisations to people who may be interested in the products, services or causes they promote.

We also use cookies to help measure the performance of ad campaigns for businesses that use the Facebook Products. Cookies help us serve and measure ads across different browsers and devices used by the same person.


Cookies also allow us to provide insights about the people who use the Facebook Products, as well as the people who interact with the ads, websites and apps of our advertisers and the businesses that use the Facebook Products.


We also use cookies to help you opt out of seeing ads from Facebook based on your activity on third-party websites. Learn more about the information we receive, how we decide which ads to show you on and off the Facebook Products and the controls that are available to you.


Site features and services

We use cookies to enable the functionality that helps us provide the Facebook Products.

We also use cookies to help provide you with content relevant to your locale.


We use cookies to provide you with the best experience possible.


Analytics and research

We use cookies to better understand how people use the Facebook Products so that we can improve them.


Types of cookies and tracking used by Facebook (These are controlled by Facebook and are subject to change without notice therefore please refer to Facebook website for the most up to date details under the following categories).


1. Persistent Cookies


Security, Site and Product Integrity

Site Features and Services

Advertising and Measurement



2. Session Cookies


Google Analytics & Facebook

We also set cookies from the Facebook.com domain that work with the Google Analytics service to help us understand how businesses use Facebook's developer sites. These cookies have names like __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __qca, and _ga.



18. Twitter

At FiG Media Group we feature the Twitter emblem on our site, once pressed it takes you to our Twitter page. We utilise Twitter to enhance the effectiveness of your interaction with our site. Twitter, like facebook utilises cookies and tracking technologies which you should be made aware of. The following is taken from Twitters help pages; it explains the type of cookies and tracking products they use and why. You should note that it applies whether you have a Twitter account yourself or not and encompasses accessing Twitter by tapping on a Twitter as found on our website to access our Twitter page/blog. Your interactions with these third-party Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours


What information does Twitter collect through Twitter for Websites and how is that information used?


“When you view Twitter content or Twitter products integrated into other websites using Twitter for Websites, Twitter may receive information including the web page you visited, your IP address, browser type, operating system, and cookie information. This information helps us to improve our products and services, including personalized suggestions and personalized ads. Learn more about the information we receive and how we use it in our privacy policy and cookies use”.


How long do you keep this information?

To protect privacy, we never associate this web browsing history with users’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, or Twitter handles, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days, as explained in our Privacy Policy.


Our use of cookies and similar technologies

Our services use cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that our services, including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads, use these technologies: to log you into Twitter and Periscope, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant ads.


What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, Twitter, Periscope, and our other services use cookies to discover how people are using our services and to make them work better.


A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience.


Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with our services.


Why do our services use these technologies?

Our services use these technologies to deliver, measure and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:


  • Authentication and security:

  • To log you into Twitter and Periscope.

  • To protect your security.

  • To let you view content with limited distribution.

  • To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the Twitter Rules and the Periscope Community Guidelines.


For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to Twitter and Periscope and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.



  • To remember information about your browser and your preferences.


  • For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or the country that you are in. We can then provide you with Twitter and Periscope content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit Twitter or Periscope. On Twitter, we can also customize content based on your country, such as showing you what topics are trending near you, or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws. Learn more about trends and country withheld content.


Analytics and research:


  • To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including Twitter buttons and widgets, and Twitter Ads.


  • For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We might also optimize and improve your experience on Twitter and Periscope by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this. You may encounter cookies through our use of Google Analytics. We might also use cookies to count the number of users that have seen a particular embedded Tweet or timeline. 


Personalized content:

  • To customize our services with more relevant content, like tailored trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.


  • For example, local storage tells us which parts of your Twitter timeline or Periscope Global Feed you have viewed already so that we can show you the appropriate new content. Cookies can help us make smarter and more relevant suggestions about who you might enjoy following based on your visits to websites that have integrated Twitter embeds, including embedded timelines.



  • To help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Twitter and visits to our ad partners' websites.


  • For example, we use cookies and pixels to personalize ads and measure their performance. Using these technologies, we can show you ads and evaluate their effectiveness based on your visits to our ad partners' websites. This helps advertisers provide high-quality ads and content that might be more interesting to you.


  • We also work with third-party advertising partners, including Google, to market our services and serve ads on behalf of our advertisers, including through the delivery of interest-based ads.


Personalization across devices:


  • By better understanding how devices are related, we can use information from one device to help personalize the Twitter experience on another device.


  • When you log in to Twitter on a device, we associate that device with your Twitter account. Whether or not you are logged in to Twitter, we may also receive information about your devices when, for example, that information is shared by a partner; you visit Twitter.com; you visit third-party websites that integrate Twitter content, or you visit a Twitter advertiser’s website or mobile application. We may use this information, most commonly IP addresses and the time at which the information was received, to infer that certain devices are associated with one another, including the devices on which you log in to Twitter. To learn more about the devices associated with your account, check out Your Twitter Data while logged in. To learn more about the other devices associated with the device or browser you are currently using, visit Your Twitter Data while logged out.


Where are these technologies used?

We (along with third parties) use these technologies on our websites, applications, and services and on other websites, applications, and services that have integrated our services, including third-party properties that incorporate our advertising technology. This includes our ad partners’ websites and sites that use our embeds, including embedded timelines. Third parties may also use these technologies, for example, when you click on links from our websites or applications, view or interact with third-party content from within our services, or visit third-party websites that incorporate our advertising technology.


What are my privacy options?

We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices. You have a number of options to control or limit how we, our partners, and other third parties use cookies:


Note: You should be logged into YOUR twitter account if you want to view or change the web settings for your Twitter account and the data it collects. Changing your Twitter settings in your web browser when you are logged out will only affect behaviour on that browser while you are not logged in to Twitter. Learn more about how to access your Personalization and data settings, including in your Twitter mobile app.


To control whether Twitter stores information about other websites where you’ve seen Twitter content, adjust the Track where you see Twitter content across the web setting in your Personalization and data settings. If you have this setting disabled or are in the European Union or EFTA States, Twitter will not store or use such web page visits to improve your experience in the future. If we’ve previously stored your web browsing history, your experience may continue to be personalized based on information already inferred from that history.


If you do not want Twitter to show you interest-based ads on and off of Twitter, there are several ways to turn off this feature:

  • Using your Twitter settings, visit the Personalization and data settings and adjust the setting Personalize ads.


  • If you are on the web, you can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at opt out. About ads.info to opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from Twitter in your current browser.


  • On your mobile device, enable the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting in your iOS phone’s settings, or the setting to “Opt out of Ads Personalization” in your Android phone’s settings.



  • To control personalization across devices on Twitter, visit your Personalization and data settings and adjust the Personalize across all your devices setting. This will control whether we link your account to browsers or devices other than the ones you use to log into Twitter (or if you’re logged out, whether we link the browser or device you’re currently using to any other browsers or devices).


  • To control interest-based advertising from certain third-party advertising partners, you can learn more about opting out of receiving interest-based ads at opt-out.about ads. info and www.networkadvertising.org/choices. If you are on the web, you can also opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, and opt out of interest-based Google ads using Google’s Ads Settings.


  • To control cookies, you can modify your settings in most web browsers to accept or deny cookies or to request your permission each time a site attempts to set a cookie. Although cookies are not required for some parts of our services, Twitter and Periscope may not work properly if you disable cookies entirely. For example, you cannot log into twitter.com or pscp.tv if you've disabled all cookie use.