Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Our Cookie Policy

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which ask permission to be stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month.

They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).

This policy explains how cookies are used on our website and shows how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site. Once you agree to enable cookies, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Session cookies

We use session cookies when you visit our website in these situations:

  1. Our website uses a session cookie to monitor anonymously what pages you visit on our site
  2. If you are a web survey respondent, the web server uses a session cookie to remember you from question to question
  3. If you use our portals or Vector, the web server uses a session cookie to remember you as you use different parts of the system
  4. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us

Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you leave our website.

Accept or decline cookies

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with our use of cookies. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete our cookies once you have visited the site.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

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 browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called ‘Incognito’ in Chrome, ‘InPrivate’ for Internet Explorer, ‘Private Browsing’ in Firefox and Safari). Visit www.aboutcookies.org for more comprehensive information relating to a wide variety of desktop browsers.

About Cobalt Sky Cookie policy

 

By accessing our website, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the Website on any device. We will alert you on our websites of changes to this policy. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes

Below, you can find out more about the cookies we use on our Websites, as well as information on how to turn off cookies, or change the cookie settings on your browser.

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Essential cookies will:

  • Ensure that our website functions correctly
  • Gather information that you enter into a form on the website

 

Essential cookies will not:

  • Gather information that could be used for marketing
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites

 

Our cookies

We use five types of cookies:

  1. The website uses a session cookie when you connect. We don’t think it has any purpose
  2. Google Analytics uses 4 cookies to enable us to get our usage stats
  3. Our web survey server uses a session cookie to deliver the survey
  4. Our portal and Vector server uses a session cookie to remember you between pages
  5. Our portal uses 3 cookies to enable silent login to Vector, so the user does not have to login again. These expire after 24 hours.

Vector and portal cookies

We use three cookies, CID, CIX and CPT when you login to our portal or Vector systems. These cookies expire after 24 hours. They are used to remember you from one system to the other to save you having to log in separately to both systems.

Our session cookie remembers your log-in for you when logging into our Client Area. You can learn more about session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Analytic cookies

These third party cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website to help us improve the way our website works. Google Analytics places four cookies on your PC to track your use of our web site, and to remember you for return visits. This information is held anonymously. Find out more about Google’s position on privacy regarding analytics service here

Analytic Cookies will:

  • Provide statistics on how our Website has been used
  • Measure any errors on our Website, support improvements and test new designs

 

Analytic Cookies will not:

  • Gather information that could be used for marketing
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites

 

Useful links for cookie settings

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:

 

Browser Link
Internet Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

 

Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.htm http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677 (for mobile versions)
Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Blackberry http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp
Android http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022