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Cookies Policy

This page sets out the cookie policy of Connect Publications and Connect Communications (Scotland) Ltd and explains how We use cookies on Our website. By using Our website (www.connectcommunications.co.uk – the “Website”), You acknowledge Your acceptance of the provisions in Our cookie policy. We may amend Our cookie policy at any time and all changes will be made on this page. The changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Website. Therefore, You should review these terms on a regular basis. By continuing to use the Website after the posting of such changes, You will be deemed to have accepted those changes.

How We Use Cookies

We may collect information about Your computer, including Your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about Our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify You as an individual. If You agree, We may obtain information about Your general internet usage by using a cookie file. The Website uses cookies to distinguish You from other users of the Website. This helps Us to deliver a better and more personalised service to You when You browse the Website and also allows Us to improve the Website.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to Your computer’s hard drive or mobile device when You visit the Website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. For further information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Types of Cookies Used on the Website

The cookies We use are analytical cookies that are split between performance cookies and functionality cookies.

Performance cookies collect information about how You use the Website.

They allow Us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the Website and allow Us to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that You find what You are looking for more easily. These cookies do not collect information about Your identity. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the Website. By using the Website You agree that We can place these types of cookie on Your device.

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices You make (such as Your user name, language, or the region You are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes You have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that You can customise. They may also be used to provide services You have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about You that could be used for advertising or remembering where You have been on the internet. By using the Website You agree that We can place these types of cookie on Your device. You can find more information about the individual cookies We use and the reasons why We use them in the table below.

Cookie Description Purpose
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Google analytics These cookies allow Us to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use Your computer’s IP address to determine from where in the world You are accessing the Website and to track Your page visits within the Website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
PHPSESSID Session The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
pt-euc_accept Cookies enabled The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. This cookie is enabled when you choose to accept cookies, or continue browsing the site.

Browser settings

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on Your browser that allows You to block the setting of all or some cookies. However, if You decide to block cookies on Your browser, You may be unable to access all or parts of the Website. Unless You have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system will issue cookies as soon as You visit the Website.

Most of Our cookies will expire at the end of the browser session. However, if Your browser is not closed for any reason, all Our cookies will expire after 2 years.

Contacts

If You want to contact Us with any questions, comments or complaints about how We collect, use or retain cookies, please contact Us at: webdev@connectcommunications.co.uk

This cookie statement is dated April 2014.