What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
How are cookies used?
We and our authorized third party partners may use device identification, cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on our site and emails to deliver more relevant advertising to consumers, sometimes called online behaviour advertising.
All of these technologies perform important and useful functions:
- they make it possible to provide personalized pages for visitors;
- they help advertisers avoid repeatedly serving the same ads to the same visitor;
- they help website owners determine which sections of their sites are more appealing; and
- they help advertisers learn which advertisements are of interest to our customers on the Web.
What is device identification?
Device Identification is a technology that identifies devices by collecting information from the browser on the device, such as the browser version, operating system, IP address, installed fonts, time zone and more. These pieces of information are used to uniquely identify a device. This process does not use any personal information. The device ID generated through the device identification process may be stored in a cookie.
What is Online Behavioural Advertising?
Online Behavioural Advertising refers to the practice of online advertisers and website operators using information collected through both first and third party cookies for the purpose of building user behaviour profiles and for delivering targeted advertising and content to users based on user preferences.
What are the different types of cookies?
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.deltexmedical.com)
Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to delete and block our cookies
Can I withdraw my consent?
What cookies do we use and why?
The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary
“Strictly Necessary” cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Remember information when you navigate to different pages during a web browser session;
- Identify you as being logged in to our website;
- Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works;
- To route users to specific applications of a service, or specific servers.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your use of our website or how the security on our website will perform during your visit.
“Performance” cookies collect information about how you use our website (e.g., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors). These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is. We use Performance cookies for:
- Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how our website is used;
- Error Management: To help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur;
- Testing Designs: To test different designs of our website.
Some of our Performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. Where this is the case, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. By using our site, you accept the use of “Performance” cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.
“Functionality” cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. We use Functionality cookies to:
- Remember settings you’ve applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
- Show you when you’re logged in to the website.
- Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. Where this is the case, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
“Targeting” cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. Third parties provide these services in return for recognizing that you have visited our website. We use Targeting cookies to:
- Link to social networks like Facebook, that may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites;
- Provide information to third party data aggregators for the purposes of matching, audience research and the creation of audience segments.
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may prevent us from offering you some services or targeted advertising.
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section.