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A cookie is a text-only string of data, which often includes a random unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device temporary or permanently. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you and not cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies are harmless text files that website computers can store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a site. They allow the website computer to recognise you whenever you revisit. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website’s features, however you may still browse our website. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If cookies are enabled then during the course of any visit to our website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are stored to your device. On a repeat visit to our website we may check to see, and find, any cookie left there on the last visit to enable us to present personalised feature. We might also look at your IP addresses to add general information about the country, city or region in which you are located, along with your domain names.
Internet cookies are common and do not harm your system – they just store or gather website information. They help you do things online, like remembering login details so you don’t have to re–enter them when revisiting a site. We strongly recommend that you do not accept the option to remember your login details for Outsource Professional Directors (OPD) website.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
For example, if on a previous visit you went to our tracking page, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight tracking information on your second and subsequent visits. We use this type of information to help improve the services we provide to our users.
Some of our website pages may contain “cookies”, or data which is sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. “Cookies” allow our computer to recognise you as returning to a particular webpage or as a customer if you return to the website using the same computer and browser we may be in a situation to detect your previous preferences.
There are two main types of cookies that may be used across a website:
Transient (or per-session) cookies – These are temporary cookies that only exist for your website visits and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser, thus they are deleted on exit of a webpage.
This is the only type of Cookie that Outsource Professional Directors use across our web pages. They enable information and data entry to be maintained across web pages of our website and avoid you having to re-enter information. These cookies also help maintain security. On some of our web pages as with session cookies, they enable information to be maintained across pages of our site and avoid you having to re-enter information.
They recognise you as you move between pages, for example, registering as a customer or agent.
Persistent (or permanent) cookies – these stay on your machine until expiry or deletion. Many are built with automatic deletion dates to help ensure your hard drive does not get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your login information so you do not need to remember login details. However, this could compromise your security.
These cookies help recognise you as a unique visitor and whenever you revisit the website tailored content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or similar interest is repeatedly shown to you. Outsource Professional Directors does not use this type of Cookie.
Gather customer journey information across our website
Ensure your privacy in our secured website
Temporarily store details input into our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
Store details of your service preferences to improve our targeting and enhance our user experiences of those who visit our websites
Evaluate our website promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected, which is not shared with anyone).
We use both our own (first party) and partner companies’ (third party) cookies to support these activities.
We will not sell or distribute cookie information about your visits on our websites.