WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your browser or the hardware of your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar technologies work in a similar way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this Cookies Policy to refer to all technologies that collect information from your device.
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited on our Site and others and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
This Cookies Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on this Site.
HOW TO CONTROL AND DELETE COOKIES
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on the Site.
MAIN COOKIES USED BY US ON OUR SITE
A list of the main cookies used by us on this Site together with details about what each is used for can be found in the Cookie Details section below.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
This Site uses third party cookies. More specifically, we use:
Social media plugins. We include a variety of social media icons on the Site which allow you to share blog posts with various social media sites, and which may record your interactions with those features with your accounts with various social networking sites (e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn). For these to work, the social networking site will set/read cookies through our Site to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Embedded third party content. Some of the content on our Site (e.g. maps or videos) is provided by online services operated by third parties. When you visit a page containing content from one of these services, a cookie may be set by the relevant third party.
Advertising cookies. We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set cookies on this Site in order to deliver targeted and non-targeted advertising to you.
A list of the third party cookies used in connection with the Site can be found under the relevant section in the Cookie Details section below.
Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ (clear GIFs) or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.
You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML, or not opening pictures in your email.
Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at email@example.com.
We may make changes to this Cookies Policy at any time by sending you an email with the modified terms or, where appropriate, by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on the Site, whichever is the earlier.
If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this Site, please contact us as follows:
If you wish to write to us, please write to Privacy Matters, Pure Offices Ltd, 2nd Floor. The Blade, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BA.
Our email address for data protection queries is firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can contact us via the Site itself.
DATE PUBLISHED: May 2020