What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website and allows us to recognise you as a user. Typically, these contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. Some cookies are essential to the effective operation of our websites, others make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Cookies may also be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).
- that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around our websites or to provide certain basic features;
- to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences;
- to help improve the performance of our website on your device.
You may delete and block all cookies from any website, within your web browser settings if necessary. Please be aware that restricting or deleting cookies will impact on the functionality of the site. More information is included at the bottom of this Notice.
A list of the non-essential cookies we use on the website are detailed below:
Google Analytics: analytics.js (__ga, _gat), used by Google to generate web analytics and for tracking how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The information generated by the cookie will be forwarded to Google servers in the U.S. for statistical analysis purposes only.
Google Adwords: Using Google Adwords code we are able to see which pages helped to lead to contact form submissions. This allows us to make better use of our paid search budget.
Youtube/Vimeo: We embed videos from our official YouTube and Vimeo channel using a privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally – identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Twitter: The Conversion Tracker cookie is placed by Twitter. It enables us to learn how our users have interacted with advertising material served to them on Twitter. It also enables us to identify users who have used their mobile device to view our material on Twitter and later came to our website on a desktop computer.
Facebook: The Pixel cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing our websites and Facebook.
LinkedIn: The Insight Tag cookie is placed by LinkedIn. We use LinkedIn conversion tracking to measure the impact of our paid advertising campaigns. The data collected enables us to see how our ads lead to valuable actions on our website such as content downloads, sign-ups and more. The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding members’ visits to our website, including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics, timestamp, and page views. This data is encrypted, then de-identified within seven days, and de-identified data is deleted within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share the personal data with Insight, it only provides aggregated reports about the website audience and ad performance. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their LinkedIn account settings.
Other Third Party Cookies
We have also included a number of features, which allow our users to share some content via Facebook and Twitter. This does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.
Third party websites
Our website and newsletter often include hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
Can cookies be turned off?
All modern browsers allow you to turn off all or third-party cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of certain sites.
These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. You can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more information or use the following links:
For more information about cookies and how to manage them, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org
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