Last updated: August 2021
What Are Cookies?
When you visit our website, it may store or retrieve information in your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard disk by a website. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is typically used to make the site work as you expect it. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
There are two broad categories of cookies: First party cookies, served directly by us to your device and third-party cookies, which are served by a third party e.g. Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “permanent cookies”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
This website uses the cookies that perform four functions, namely:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies;
- Functionality Cookies;
- Advertising/Targeting Cookies and
- Social Media Cookies.
1) Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
We use the following strictly necessary cookies:
|Cookie name||Cookie Type||Source||Expiry||Purpose|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Strictly Necessary Cookies||ptc-dmd-webinar-registration.io||Session||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|CookieConsent||Strictly Necessary Cookies||cookiebot.com||Year||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.|
2) Functionality cookies – These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, preferences, or region) to provide a more personalized online experience. These cookies collect information that may be anonymous but may also include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, the site’s performance and functionality may be affected, and access to content on the site may be restricted.
We are not using any functionality cookies.
3) Advertising/Targeting cookies – are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be also placed by the operator. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organizations, including other advertisers. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
We use the following advertising cookies:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8–11, Firefox and Opera.
4) Social Media Cookies – These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we may have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and social or professional networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use software tools such as Web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers. This information assists us in designing and arranging our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.
Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
How to control or delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or https://cookiepedia.co.uk/ which contain general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone or tablet you will need to refer to your device manual.