A cookie is a piece of information that is saved to the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It remembers information about the configuration of your computer or mobile device and will remember that you’ve visited before. This improves your website browsing experience by storing information so that you don’t have to give it several times.
A cookie typically doesn’t contain personal information, but other browsing details such as the domain from which the cookie has come from, a random unique identifier code and also the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid and functional until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date); in contrast a session cookie will expire when the web browser is closed by the user.
How we use this information
We use the information gathered by cookies to measure information about our website usage. We can learn which pages on our site are being viewed and how many visitors are using the different sections of this website. This information helps us assess how useful the site is to our visitors and improve the usability of the website on an ongoing basis.
There are a wide range of website analytics tools available. Our provider is Google Analytics – a third party that provides monitoring and analysis services. Google Analytics reporting helps us understand how many visitors we have, which pages are visited and helps us improve and develop our site. Google Analytics uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of the site, but does not enable us to identify any individuals.
Please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads if you would like more information about online advertising we use. You can also get information on privacy practices and on how to prevent companies them from sending and reading cookies on your computer.
How to disable the cookies
You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other) and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser, then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
To find out how to manage cookies please refer to www.aboutcookies.org or your browser’s help options for more information.
Please remember that if you amend your cookie settings your browsing experience may be negatively affected. You may be unable to use some of our online services.
Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations
In May 2018, a new European law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law. The purpose of this law is to give people more control over how organisations use their data.
This web page explains how Capital Business Media Ltd collects data and what we do with it.
What data is being collected?
Data is collected through our website or other communication channels such as email or phone. Depending on our relationship with you, this could include items such as initial business inquiry through to information regarding an ongoing contractual relationship.
Who is collecting the data?
The data is collected by Capital Business Media Ltd. We do not use any 3rd parties to collect data on our behalf.
Will the data be shared with any third parties?
Data will not be routinely shared with any 3rd parties. There may be circumstances during any business relationship where there is a need to share information. This will only be done with your explicit permission and only for as long as is necessary.
3rd party tools are used as part of our day-to-day business which may mean that your information will pass through their systems. Below is a list of these tools along with a link to their GDPR compliance statement (where applicable);
- 34SP hosts our website. The website is secured by an SSL certificate issued by Lets Encrypt.
- Google Business Mail hosts our email. We use TLS for securing email.
- Google Drive provides storage for all of our project documentation.
- Google Docs is used for creating all of our project documentation.
How will the information be used?
This is already covered this under “What data is being collected”. All of the information collected is only used to provide professional services to you. No data is shared with any third party unless there is a need as part of a contract. This will only be done with your full agreement.
How long will the data be stored for?
The data will be stored in line with UK tax laws.
What rights does the data subject have?
You have the right to view the information we hold. If you wish to do so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can the data subject raise a complaint?
If you have any concerns about how we are processing your data, then please contact us at email@example.com