Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 03/07/2019

This policy explains how the Seetec group of companies (“Seetec”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit any of our websites. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control the use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of data that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. The cookies are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, or your tablet/mobile device. When visiting our website we may collect information from you automatically using cookies or similar technology.

Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our websites (e.g. interactive content or analytics). Our trusted partners who set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits our website and other sites too.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to provide easier navigation around our sites and gather anonymous analytics information. In a few cases, cookies are used to provide functionality within sessions, such as within our portals or learning environments. Some cookies are also required for technical reasons in order for our websites to operate properly. We refer to these cookies as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites. For example, we may use Google Analytics (a third-party cookie) within our websites to monitor how visitors have landed on our site, and how they navigate it. This is done so we can see aggregated (not individual) statistics about which content our users access most frequently.

We may also use links to other services such as social media or video services on our website. These third-party services may drop cookies on your computer when you use them. Due to the nature of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies nor control their use. Likewise, these third-party services cannot access our session or analytics cookies.

What cookies do we use?

We use three types of cookies on our website, which we describe below.

1. Essential – These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing the secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, select features and services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather any information that could be used for advertising.

The essential cookies in use on our websites are as follows:

Name

Purpose

Expires

XSRF-TOKEN

This cookie generates a unique and un-guessable session ID associated with a user

24 Hours

Laravel_session

This cookie identifies session instances of individual users

24 Hours

vuid

This cookie allows videos hosted on Vimeo.com to play

24 Hours

lang

This cookie stores the language preferences set by users

24 Hours

 

2. Performance – These cookies measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how users engage with our content and how best to improve our sites, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which type of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, Google Analytics cookies gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you’ve submitted an enquiry or not.

The performance cookies in use on our websites are as follows:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_ga

This cookie helps identify unique users

2 Years

_gid

This cookie helps identify unique users

24 Hours

_dc_gtm_UA

This cookie helps load script and code on site pages

24 Hours

 

3. Advertising – These cookies collect information about your visit to our sites, the content you’ve viewed, the links you’ve followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We share this information with trusted partners for advertising purposes. For example, this information will be shared with Google Ads to provide a better understanding of how users directed by our paid adverts engage with our sites.

The advertising cookies in use on our websites are as follows:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_fbp

This cookie collects data for Facebook advertisements

3 Months

fr

This cookie collects data for Facebook advertisements

3 Months

How to manage cookies

You can manage the use of cookies, even advertising cookies, and disable data being shared with our partners by steps set out here. In some cases you can turn off advertising cookies individually, and we provide the most common examples below.

Find out more about how to opt out of the cookies provided by our partners below:

Partner

Cookie Type

Opt Out Link

Privacy Policy Link

Facebook Pixel

Advertising cookie

Opt out

Privacy policy

Google Analytics

Performance cookie

Opt out

Privacy policy

Google Ads

Advertising cookie

Opt out

Privacy policy

Google DoubleClick

Advertising cookie

Opt out

Privacy policy

It’s also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies completely by changing your browser cookie settings. You can normally find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links should help you find these options, or you can use the “help” option in your chosen browser.

For more information on website cookies, visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/

Updates to this cookie notice

We may update this cookie notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Therefore, please re-visit this cookie notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date shown at the top of this notice indicates when it was last updated.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our site or use of cookies, please do not hesitate to contact us, or our DPO, via email at dataprotection@seetec.co.uk.