Your use of our web sites indicates your consent to the cookies
described in this policy. Please see HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES,
below, for more information on how to withdraw your consent at any
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a
piece of text which can be placed on the browser of your personal
computer or mobile device and subsequently read as you visit a web
site. A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains
on your browser while you are logged on to a particular web site and
then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent
cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time.
Information from a cookie may be collected and used in aggregate form.
Or data may be collected into an individual profile or record. That
individual record may either be unique but anonymous, or the profile
can be linked with information that identifies you as an individual.
You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org
1. Essential cookies
We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services
you have requested or for security purposes. A few of our sites use a
cookie for a shopping cart function when you purchase services or
offerings. In particular, if you have registered for a site or use a
customer portal we may use a cookie to authenticate the pc or mobile
device that you are using.
2. Performance cookies
We allow third parties to set
analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate
information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate
basis and so, do not identify you at all. We use the aggregate reports
to understand how our web sites are used and improve their usefulness
to our audiences.
3. Functional cookies
A number of cookies also support how our
web sites function, identifying your pc or end device on a unique but
anonymous basis. These cookies may, for example, remember your language
preferences or recognize an individual’s activity within a single
If you register for a site, we use a cookie to associate your
presence with a specific user name and password or account. We may use
a persistent cookie to recognize you automatically each time you
prepopulate your login or forms you fill out on the site with
information you have already provided.
We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites
and to improve the content of our web sites and our services. These
analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.
We use web beacons and pixels in our emails to track delivery and open
rates. Our email provider delivers cookies with our email to recognise
a user’s response. The results are stored and reported on against the
individual’s email address and the account profile within our database.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND ADVERTISING ON OUR SITES
third party advertisers to show you advertising on our sites. Third
concerns such as making sure that you do not see the same ad too many
times or that the ads are shown in the format best suited for your
browser. Advertising may also be targeted: You may be shown ads based
on certain demographic information which we provide, for example, the
size of the company you work for or your professional responsibilities.
Advertisers may also use third party ad servers to target you based on
an anonymous but unique profile on your online behavior across a number
of unaffiliated websites, a method known as online behavioral
advertising. Advertisers may even place their own cookies on our sites.
You can find more information about each ad server’s practices by
reviewing its privacy policies, for our sites, DoubleClick
and Google AdSense
or visiting www.youronlinechoices.uk
We may use certain demographic information to enable third party ad
servers (see below) to show you ads based on information about you in
your business capacity, for example, your title within a company or the
size of that company.
Finally, we ask both ad servers, DoubleClick and Google AdSense, to
use their cookies on our sites to identify you as you leave and then to
show you one of our own ads later, as you visit another site. This
relatively simple process is known as re-targeting.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES
The cookies we use or allow are an
accepted part of ecommerce and important to your use of our web sites.
Performance cookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and
improve how our sites meet your needs and expectations. Many of the
functional cookies are basic to how our sites and services work. The
cookies we use for registration allow us to conduct our business
online. Our sites and services, or parts of them, may not work properly
without these cookies.
1. Browser controls
Most modern browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These
browser controls will usually be found in the “options’ or
“preferences” menu. For more help, you may take a look at the “Help”
settings or review these website for more details - http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
2. Ad cookies and targeting
You can find more information or turn off targeting by member companies at YourOnlineChoices UK, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk
Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use
of them continue to evolve. To contact us about this policy, you may
. When emailing please indicate which of our sites you question relates to.