ABOUT THIS POLICY
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that is delivered by our website server onto your computer whilst you visit our website, which can subsequently be used by the website to identify particular devices and thereby remember your website preferences and login details. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you and instead will collect more general information such as how you arrived at and used our website, or your general geographical location.
WHY ARE COOKIES NEEDED?
- estimate our general audience size and how they use our site.
- recognise you when you return to our site.
- estimate our audience size and patterns.
- track the first and last pages you visit and your total number of visits to the website.
- track how long you spend on any page existing within our website.
- track the pages you visit on our website.
- track how you came to access the website including keyword searches, social media links, search engine information and/or referrer.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
We collect your data automatically via cookies when you visit our website, in line with the cookie settings in your browser, and through the cookies that you activated when you selected various options on our cookie banner i.e. your customised cookie settings.
We do not make any attempt to discover the identities of anyone who visits our website, and we will not associate any of the data gathered from our website with any personally identifiable information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
We may process your personal data for our legitimate business interests. “Legitimate Interests” means the interests of our company in conducting and managing our business and providing you with the best services in the most secure way.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies (otherwise known as “Essential cookies”) enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and they do not remember when you have been on the internet. You may disable these cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how our website functions during your interactions with us (see relevant section below).
We collect data from you for the purposes shown below when you visit our website, but we can only do so if you have granted us permission to do so using our cookie preferences.
We’d like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.
Google Maps Cookies
Third Party Cookies
Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other sites, they can set cookies as well.
IOLM does not control the use of these third-party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to enable, disable or delete cookies. You should read the information that came with your browser software (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
It’s important to note that turning off cookies is likely to limit the functionality of not only our website, but also the functionality of a large number of the world’s websites, and accordingly, your experience of ours and other websites may be impaired because data is no longer being captured about your interactions.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware” and in which case, rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software