What are cookies?
Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our Website as smooth as possible, as they remember your preferences.
There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our Website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our Website. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
The Cookies We Set
When you visit our Website, you will be presented with a cookie banner that allows you to manage the settings and accept or deny the cookies.
We have 4 varieties of cookies which operate on our website:
- Category 1 – Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request of services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Category 2 – Performance cookies
These cookies are used to track visits to our Website and help us measure traffic sources to improve performance. They are also used to optimize the Website based on how many visitors navigate through the Website. All information collected is aggregated. If you disable these cookies, the Website should function correctly, we simply will not know that you visited the site.
For these purposes, we may use the web analysis service “Google Analytics” and “HubSpot”. These are performance cookies used to track visits to our Website and movement around the Website. The data which is collected is aggregated and is used for benchmarking purposes to monitor the performance of our Website and to measure user engagement.
- Category 3 — Functional Cookies
These cookies enable our Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. These cookies allow our Website to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our website localized for your area. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts, and other customizable site elements. They may also be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Category 4 — Targeting cookies
These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners who may use them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
To review detailed cookie information being used on our web properties, you can click here (Link to full list).
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
- Recognizing what your preferred settings are.
- Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your experience on our Website.
- Analyzing how you use our Website which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.
For the performance, functional and targeting cookies when starting a new session on our Website, you can choose to opt-out of these. It is possible that any advertising you receive will be less targeted as a result, but the Website should function correctly.
If you wish to disable the strictly necessary cookies, then within your browser you can choose whether you want to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies, third-party cookies or specific website cookies. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this. If you block these cookies on our Website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will let you know, but please do check regularly this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.
For more information, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: July 2022