Cookie Notice

Last Updated: 22nd May 2018

This cookie notice explains how Cobweb Solutions Limited (“Cobweb”, "we", "us", and "ours") use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our site. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.


What are cookies?


Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies are widely used by site owners in order to make their sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.


Cookies set by us are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than us are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the site (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the site in question and also when it visits certain other sites.


Why do we use cookies?


Cobweb and our analytics provider, use technologies such as first and third party cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyse trends, administer the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis. For more information on technologies that are not cookies (such as web beacons), please see below under the heading "Other Tracking Technologies".


The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our site and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Types of cookie

Who serves these cookies?

How to refuse

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.



Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the site to you, you cannot refuse them.


You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our site but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

Live Chat
Google Tag Manager

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our site is being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our site for you.

Sitefinity CMS
Google Analytics
Act-On
Ruler Analytics

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

DoubleClick
Google Adwords
Google Dynamic Remarketing
Twitter Ads
Linkedin Ads
Facebook
AdRoll Remarketing

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Social networking cookies:
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our site through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Twitter
Linkedin
Facebook
YouTube

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Other Tracking Technologies


As mentioned above, Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a site. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our site. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our site to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party site, and to improve site performance. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.


Analytics / Log Files


As is true of most sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data.


We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.


We do link some of this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. This allows us to deliver a better experience by reducing the amount of data that needs to be entered when filling out forms, downloading gated content, completing surveys, etc.


We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this site. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about site usage by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our site is used to create reports about the use of the site. Google will store this information.


Google's privacy policy is available here


Behavioural Targeting/ Re-Targeting


We partner with third party ad networks to either display advertising on our site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and web beacons to collect non-personal information about your activities on this and other sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. Our ad network partner may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.


Social Media (Features) and Widgets


Our site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy notice of the company providing it.


How can I control cookies?


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.


You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our site though your access to some functionality and areas of our site may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.


In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com


Changes to this Cookie Notice


We may update this cookie notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this cookie notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.


The date at the top of this cookie notice indicates when it was last updated.