G3 Comms Cookie Policy

1. About cookies
1.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
2. First-party Cookies
2.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a) Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website.
(b) Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our web-site.
(c) Personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you.
(d) Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to pro-tect our website and services generally.
(e) Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.
(f) Cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.
3. Third Party Cookies
3.1 Third-party cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party that installs them on the user’s computer.
3.2 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are: __utma Cookie, __utmb Cookie, __utmc Cookie, __utmz Cookie,and __utmv Cookie.
3.3 We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements that you see on other websites to reflect your interests (but we do not publish interest-based advertisements on our website). You can view, delete or add interest categories associ-ated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Adver-tising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.
3.4 We use software from https://www.canddi.com/ to track individual users to our website and give us information on how they navigate the site. If you click on a link to our web-site from an email we send, your activity will likely be tracked by CANDDi and we may follow up with you. Filling in an enquiry form will activate our tracking code as well. Re-fusing cookies on our website will not stop these cookies from tracking your computer. Full details of the cookies that CANDDi uses can be found in the Our Cookies table on this page and you can review their privacy policy here: https://www.canddi.com/privacy/
3.5 We use marketing automation tools, Campaign Monitor and MailerLite, to understand what subjects are interesting to our email subscribers, by monitoring whether our emails are opened and what links are clicked on by our subscribers. We use this information to improve the emails that we send and the services we provide. You can view the Cam-paign Monitor privacy policy at https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#two and the MailerLite privacy policy at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy
3.6 We also use social media buttons and/or plugins from Twitter and LinkedIn on this site to connect you with your social network. Twitter and LinkedIn use cookies to enhance your profile on their sites or contribute to the data they hold outlined in their respective privacy policies. You can view the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update and the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
4. Managing cookies
4.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can howev-er obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
4.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
4.3 If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.