Definitions and Interpretation
|“Cookie”||means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);|
|“personal data”||means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and|
|“We/Us/Our”||means Commonwealth Business Communications, a limited company registered in England under company number 5335373, whose registered address is 3rd Floor, Two America Square, London, EC3N 2LU, United Kingdom.|
Information About Us
Our Site is owned and operated by Commonwealth Business Communications, a limited company registered in England under company number 5335373, whose registered address is 3rd Floor, Two America Square, London, EC3N 2LU, United Kingdom.
By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for improving your experience or sharing content. For more details, please refer to the section below.
All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in and payment transactions.
It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
Third Party Cookies
Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.
What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose|
|exp_csrf_token||This cookie is a security enhancement for Expression Engine, our website CMS. CSRF stands for Cross Site Request Forgery. Expression Engine verifies that the cookie in the browser was the one set, confirming the submission from the site is genuine.|
|exp_last_activity||An Expression Engine cookie which contains the date of your last activity on the site to help us improve your website experience.|
|exp_last_visit||This is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.|
|exp_perpage||An Expression Engine cookie which remembers your particular preferences and so improve the efficiency of Our site for you.|
|exp_tracker||An Expression Engine cookie which remembers your last 5 pages viewed and expires at the end of your session.|
|Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from these cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only for you.|
The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Provider|
|bku / cw_id / mus / ouid / ssc / ssh / sshs / uid /uvc||BlueKai works with websites to aggregate anonymous activities and enables marketers to provide more targeted online advertising.||.addthis.com|
|loc||This is a geo-location cookie, so we know approximately where people sharing information are located.||.addthis.com|
|These cookies are set by Twitter as a result of the integration of our Twitter feed with our web site.||Twitter.com|
Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics.
Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
Google Analytics uses the following Cookies:
|Name of Cookie||
|__utma||A Google Analytics cookie which enables us to track website visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics.|
|__utmb||A Google Analytics cookie which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes.|
|__utmc||A Google Analytics cookie which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It enables interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.|
|__utmz||A Google Analytics cookie which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so we know where visitors came from when arriving on the site.|
|A Google Universal Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.|
Consent and Control
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
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