Cookie Compliance

Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit a brodmin website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

How to control and delete cookies

brodmin will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by brodmin websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of brodmin websites.

brodmin uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the brodmin websites on our behalf in order to deliver the web analytic and advertising services that they are providing to brodmin. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see section 3 below.

How do I turn cookies off?

The main browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise, you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
  • Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
  • Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
  • Cookie settings in Safari docs.info.apple.com/article.html

We do not recommend turning cookies off when using brodmin.com as this will prevent you from registering, signing in, and using many of the services on the site.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative www.networkadvertising.org

They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls. Please bear in mind that the are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at brodmin. Visit the Network Advertising Network site for more details. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Our use of cookies

We use cookies on our websites (our website, or our websites) for a number of purposes. They help us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allow us to improve our site. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies and why we use them?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

First-party cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;

Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;

Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;

Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.

Third-party cookies

Our websites set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies that may be set include:

Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view Google’s privacy policy here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Bing Universal Event Tracking – We use Bing Universal Event Tracking to collect website usage data for traffic that comes from paid advertising on Bing. You can view Bing’s privacy policy here: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement.

Google Remarketing – We use Google’s Remarketing cookie to market products and services we think may be of interest to you. You may see our adverts on Google’s Display Advertising Network of partner websites and Google’s own search results pages. We aim to carefully select the products and services we remarket to you and do so based on the pages you have visited on our website. To opt-out of Google Remarketing, set your Google Ads Settings.

Google Tag Manager – We use Google Tag Manager to manage some of the cookies that we use on our websites. You can view Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=ZZ.

Facebook – we use a Facebook pixel to obtain information about the activities that users engage in while visiting our web pages. For information on Facebook’s privacy and cookie policy, visit https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

Twitter – Twitter provides brodmin with functionality to spread our content via social media. brodmin use this cookie to collect anonymised statistics on the sharing of our content on Twitter via the sharing options on our website and blog.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

brodmin Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the brodmin websites now carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks.

These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. brodmin does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.