When someone visits our websites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. We use the term 'cookies' in this policy to refer to all files that store information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookie use on our site is minimal. We use session cookies which are necessary to enable you to move around the site and to provide certain features; for example remembering your region, currency and time zone settings so we can customise content. Also, if you choose to click 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will be used to recognise you and retrieve your username.
If you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. Please be advised that if you do choose to disable cookies, you will find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Google offer an Ads Preference Manager and Advertising Cookie opt-out plugin that covers both Google and YouTube.
We use the AddThis social bookmarking button on our blog (blog.iesve.com) to allow easy sharing of pages to websites such as Facebook and Twitter. A cookie is used to record if a user has used the 'Addthis' share button. It stores information about which pages you have shared but does not store any other personal information.
AddThis collect non-personally identifiable information from many of the websites in which AddThis is enabled, and use that information to deliver targeted advertising on those websites as well as other websites you may visit.
To opt out of data collection by Addthis please visit www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.