Privacy and Cookie Policy

This Privacy and Cookie Policy describes what information is gathered when you visit our website and how it's used.

 

Collection and use of personal information

We don't collect any personal, identifiable information on the site and we won't disclose any information to third parties except where required by law.

 

Cookies

Cookies are text files which record and store small amounts of information about your activity on your computer when you visit a website. Using cookies is a common practice and most websites do so. The International Commerce Guide groups cookies into the following categories:

 

Category 1: 'Strictly Necessary' cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

 

Category 2: 'Performance' Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

 

Category 3: 'Functionality' cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

 

Category 4: 'Targeting' cookies or 'Advertising' cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

 

Cookies on this website

We use cookies on our site for analytical purposes only to help us understand how our visitors use the site. This helps us provide better content and understand what people like and don't like about our website. These cookies don't contain any personally identifying information, just aggregated, anonymous data.

 

Our website uses the web analytics service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. ("Google").

The information collected by Google cookies is transmitted to and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address to any other data held by Google.

The Google Analytics cookies used on this website are categorised as 'performance' cookies and are called:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz

 

Disabling cookies

You can decide whether you want cookies set on your computer or not. Your cookie settings can be controlled and changed within your web browser preferences.

Select the web browser you're using below for information on amending your cookie settings.

• Chrome 

• Firefox

• Internet Explorer 

• Opera

• Safari

 

Links to other websites

Our website includes links to other sites such as partners and clients. We don't control and aren't responsible for the privacy policies on these sites which may differ from ours.

 

Blog comments

To use the commenting feature of our blog section, you have to have cookies enabled. We use the third party supplier Disqus for handling blog comments and they use cookies to provide this functionality.  More information about Disqus and their Privacy policy is available here. We don't control and aren't responsible for Disqus's privacy policy which may differ from ours.

 

Server logs

Server logs are commonly used across websites to capture anonymous data about users. This includes: browser and operating system used, time and date of visits and IP address. This information helps us ensure the website is performing well with your browser and operating system.

 

Acceptance of the Privacy and Cookie Policy

By using this website, you agree to the collection and processing of your information as described in this privacy and cookie policy. To keep up to date on changes to the policy, please check this page regularly as we may modify the policy without notice.