Cookies policy

Last revised: 01 Oct 2018

This document tells you about the use of Cookies and similar technologies by SociumNet Ltd. (on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries, "us" or "we"), on our websites that link to this Cookies Policy (each a "Website" or collectively "Websites"). Should you have any queries about this policy, please contact us at [email protected]

We may edit this policy from time to time. Please check this policy regularly for any change.

About cookies

The Website may use a browser feature called a “cookie” to collect information anonymously and track user patterns on Website. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies a customer’s browser, but not the customer personally, each time that customer visits a websites using cookies. Cookies tell us which pages of the Website are visited and how many people visited each one. This helps enhance visitors’ online experience. Cookies also serve to identify your computer so that your preferences can be saved for future visits, and we may work with third parties that use these cookies to help us.

In addition to cookies, we may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by websites or third party ad servers to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience.

When you first access the Website, you may receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking "accept", closing the message, or continuing to browse the Website, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.

You have the right to decide whether to accept cookies. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on our Website. You can reset your browser to either refuse to accept all cookies or to notify you when you have received a cookie. However, if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features available on the Website.

Cookies may be:

  • Persistent cookies, which are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is typically up to 90 days for targeting or behavioural advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical performance and measurement cookies;
  • Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser);
  • First party cookies are set by the Website you are visiting;
  • Third party cookies are cookies used within our Website which are set by other organisations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following cookies:

  • Necessary cookies - these are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a Website. Without these cookies, this Website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
  • Functional cookies – these are essential to the running of our Website. They are used to remember your preferences on our Websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this Website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this Website. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
  • Performance and Functionality Cookies - these are used to recognize you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Website.
  • Analytical or Customization Cookies - these cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Website. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Website works, or to personalize our Website to your interests. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties.
  • Advertising Cookies. These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Website more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited our Website. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after we receive it. This process helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
  • Social Media Cookies. These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Website and may also be used for advertising purposes.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  • https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
  • https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  • and https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari)); and

If you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features available on the Website.

Web Beacons

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognise and track visitors to our Sites. A web beacon is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

You can normally render web beacons and other tracking technologies ineffective by switching off cookies in your browser. There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically block web beacons. If you object to web beacons in emails, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies and disabling future cookies.

Contact details:

Website is owned and operated by SociumNet Ltd.

You can contact us:

  • Using our Website contact form;
  • By email, using the email address published on our Website.