In order to collect anonymous data, we may use ‘cookies’ that remain in the cookies file of your browser until they are deleted from your hard drive.
Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small data file which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device. They enable the website to “remember” who you are, avoiding the need to re-enter your information on return to our website.
Cookies can be removed from your PC using browser settings but there will still be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example, you may receive many pop up boxes containing the same advertisements or you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalised). Generally, we recommend that you set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given a website, and improving your overall experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.
Session cookies provide online information. Without these we would not be able to operate our website. These cookies are allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these and are strictly necessary cookies. They automatically expire when you close down your browser.
Persistent cookies are those which remain on your PC until you delete them.
Performance cookies are used only to improve our site or measure response rates. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and does not in any way impact on your privacy.
No cookies on our site are served or used by third parties. We do not use “spyware”, that is web bugs or hidden identifiers or other similar devices to gain access to information, store hidden information or to trace activities of users.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to assist in identifying how our website is used by visitors. We do this to make sure it is meeting our customer’s needs and to understand how we can improve our site. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
Google Analytics sets the cookies that measure pageviews, conversion events (such as when a form is submitted) and other user information such as how a user found our website.
Measuring website usage (LinkedIn Insight Tag)
We use LinkedIn to assist in identifying how our website is used by visitors from LinkedIn. We do this to track our advertising campaigns and content promoted on LinkedIn. LinkedIn only stores information about LinkedIn members and what pages they visit and how long they are on the site.
LinkedIn does not share personal information with us, only aggregated reports about the website audience and performance. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in LinkedIn through their account settings.
LinkedIn sets the following cookie:
|LinkedIn Insights Tag||The LinkedIn Insight Tag creates a unique LinkedIn browser cookie on a visitor’s browser and enables the collection of the following data for that cookie: URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics, timestamp, and page views. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors, enabling us to show personalised ads but without identifying the member. Collected data is encrypted.||90 days|