You should be aware that when you access or use our content, products, and services, we may collect information from your devices through the use of ‘cookies’. Cookies perform various different functions, and the purpose of this policy is to give you a clearer understanding of:
- What cookies are
What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information that is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your browser makes cookies available each time you visit our website.
Cookies are used by our website to improve your online experience and to ensure that relevant content and functions are delivered and used more effectively.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform various functions across our site.
Session cookies are downloaded to your device temporarily for the period that you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently or enable websites to remember the preferences you select. Persistent cookies can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests.
When you visit our website, cookies will be placed on your device in two ways. Cookies placed by Adapt Solution, as the site operator, are called “first-party” cookies. A cookie may also be placed on your device by a party other than Adapt Solution, such cookies are known as “third-party” cookies. Examples of the uses of third-party cookies include collecting information about browser habits and providing tailored content to you.
While there are many different uses for first- and third-party cookies, the cookies used by us all fall into one of the following four main categories of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Third-Party Marketing / Targeting Cookies
Set out below is more information on these categories of cookies, including their purpose and whether these cookies collect personal data:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to navigate our website and to use its features. Such cookies are essential to help your device download or stream information so that you can navigate around our website, use its features and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited.
Strictly necessary cookies position information on your device or screen so that you can see and use our website. These cookies do not remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.
Yes, some of these cookies do collect your personal data in order to function. They may collect the following types of personal data:
- IP address
- Location data
These cookies are deleted when you close your web browser (browser session).
These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website and allow us to remember the choices you make and to enable us to provide improved features. They also enhance the functionality of our website by storing your preferences. Functional cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to provide more personal features.
Here are some examples of the uses of functionality cookies:
- To remember your preferences and settings since your last visit;
- To remember if you have used a specific section on the website; and
- To show you relevant related links.
Some of these cookies do collect your personal data, to enable us to provide the services as outlined above.
Functionality cookies expire after a maximum 2 years. Functionality cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time.
These cookies are used to collect information on website usage. Such cookies are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our website. These statistics are used for internal purposes to help us to test and improve the performance of our website, providing a better user experience.
Here are some examples of the uses of performance cookies:
- To provide statistics on how our website is used;
- To see how effective our adverts are; and
- To assess errors within the user experience.
Additionally, we use a number of tools to assess cookie information at an aggregate level to carry out analytical functions on our site such as Google Analytics.
While these cookies do not identify you personally, they will collect your browser information and anonymized data, for the purposes outlined above.
In certain cases, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. These third parties are not capable of using these cookies for any purpose other than those outlined above and they are unable to identify with these cookies.
Performance cookies are valid for varying periods. Some performance cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while others have an indefinite validity period. Such cookies can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
You can amend your browser settings to block some or all cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your preferred web browser. For your ease of reference, we have provided the links below which provide instructions on how to remove and delete cookies for some of the more common web browsers. Please be aware that if you block cookies from the websites, some or all the website’s functions may not perform as intended:
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.