What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. The Regulations apply to cookies and also to similar technologies for storing information.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. The “Tools/Settings” function within your browser should tell you how.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see https://www.aboutcookies.org You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Third party cookies
We may work with third parties to set the above-mentioned cookies when you interact with our website. These third parties include our partners and service providers, such as advertisers, search engines, social media platforms, or analytics platforms that enable us to improve and personalise your experiences on our websites and deliver relevant content to you.
Google Analytics is a popular cookie-based web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which we use to monitor how visitors use our Site, to compile usage reports and to help us improve the Site.
If you prefer to not have data reported by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On, by following the instructions here.
You may also opt out of Google’s use of tracking technologies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page here.
Facebook Ads (Meta)
We use Facebook services to deliver our adverts to you. You can control how Facebook uses data to show you ads by using your ad preference settings in Facebook. Further information about how Facebook uses personal information can be found are:
On your Facebook ad preferences, you will see that ads may be delivered to you according to ‘interests’ or specific advertisers and you can manage your ad preference settings for both of these.
You may also be able to use your device settings to configure your advertising preferences.
Where you have opted out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still see non-targeted online adverts from us, if your ‘interests’ settings on Facebook are aligned to an audience segment (pre-defined by Facebook) that we are associated with. The display of such ads is controlled by Facebook, not us.
Use of Facebook Pixel
We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”)) on our website.
This allows user behaviour to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads by contacting the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
LinkedIn enables third party sites to include some of its services such as Insight Tag, post embeds, Apply withLinkedIn and Sign In with LinkedIn. These services use a subset of cookies listed in the following table.
The Cookies We Use
Below are details of cookies set by services we use to better understand the use of our website. We use this
data to continuously improve the service we offer.
|Marketing||_fbp, tr ||Meta Platforms, Inc.||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers|
|These cookies are associated with web analytics functionality and services from LinkedIn. These cookies help track visitor usage and conversions.|
|Used to measure the efficiency of the website’s advertisement efforts, by collecting data on the conversion rate of the website’s ads across multiple websites.|