Our cookies help us:
- Ensure the correct functionality of our website.
- Improve the speed/security of the site.
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
- Ensure that the content delivered is relevant and where you would expect it.
- Collect any personally identifiable or sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass any of this data to advertisers or other third parties.
When we do collect any personally identifiable information, such as for the purposes of registering to download a white-paper or post on our blog, this will be made obvious.
There are more details about the types of cookies we use below.
First party cookies
We make minimal use of our own ('first party') cookies to ensure our website functions correctly, including:
- Remembering your search settings.
- Allowing you to add comments to our site.
These are considered to be 'essential' to the functioning of our website, and as such, there is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than by using a third-party cookie blocking tool.
Third party functions
As with many other websites, we sometimes integrate third party functionality into the content on our website. This includes providing videos through the use of:
These sites may set their own cookies, and these are out-with our control. You are able to block the use of these cookies, but this will likely break the functionality offered, and reduce your experience of our website.
To ensure you can easily share the content on our site through social networking sites, there are various cookies set to allow functionality such as the Facebook 'like button'.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Lastly, we make use of 'analytics' cookies in order to collect visitor statistics such as the number of people who have visited the website; how long they spend on a particular page; and what technologies they use (operating system and type of device), to help us ensure our website works optimally across a range of platforms. This information is invaluable to allow us to serve up content that is both relevant and worthwhile to our site visitors.
- Google Analytics
Almost all modern browsers have the functionality to block cookies from being set, and there are a number of third party tools that can also do this. If you choose to block all cookies it is likely that the functionality of both our own and the majority of other websites will be impacted, given the importance of cookies to the development of the internet.
For more information on cookies, including how to delete and control those stored on your computer, please check here. (third party site).