Cookies policy

Weathercloud’s use of cookies and similar technologies

Weathercloud uses cookies and similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to customize the content we provide and also to offer you a better, faster and safer experience.

More information is given below to help you understand the use we make of these technologies, as well as the options you have available to manage them.

Please note that this policy is subject to regular updates.


What are cookies, pixels and local storage?

Cookies are small text files that websites place on your computer or mobile device. We use cookies to learn how people are using Weathercloud, so that we can keep improving it.

Pixels are small pieces of code on a web page or in an email notification. We use pixels to know whether you have interacted with certain web or email content.

Local storage is a technology that allows websites to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize the content we provide based on your past interactions with Weathercloud.

Our use of these technologies

We use these technologies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling them without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a website. It is recommended that you leave on all these technologies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling these technologies

You can prevent the use of these technologies by changing the configuration on your browser (see your browser’s help page for how to do this). Be aware that disabling them will affect the functionality of Weathercloud and many other websites that you visit. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable them.

The cookies we set

If you create a Weathercloud account, we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you sign out. However, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your preferences.

We use cookies when you sign in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to sign in every single time you visit a new web page on Weathercloud. These cookies are typically deleted when you sign out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas while you are signed in.

Weathercloud offers newsletter and email subscription services, and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time, we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights and helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys and questionnaires may use cookies to remember whether you have already taken part in them.

In order to offer you a great experience on Weathercloud, we provide the functionality to set your own preferences for how the application runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a web page that is affected by them.

Third-party cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter when using Weathercloud.

We use Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web, for helping us to learn how people are using Weathercloud. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the website and the web pages that you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content.

From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that Weathercloud is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience while ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself, either directly or indirectly, by linking a social media account. This type of cookies simply allows us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and plugins that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. Social networks will set cookies to enhance your profile on their website or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you. However, if you are still looking for more information, then you can contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Last updated on February 28, 2014

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