Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your web browser (like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari) then sends these cookies back to our website or services (or application) on each subsequent visit. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you.
To recognise your device(s) when you visit our website or services;
To remember if you’ve set any preferences on our website or services;
To temporarily store data – for example, this may be used as part of customer surveys;
To test new content and assess its performance;
To track you as you use our website or services (we do this to track page usage, and see what paths have been used by visitors on our website or services; we also track the use of our Internet banner advertisements and other links from our marketing partners’ websites);
To improve our website or services’ usability;
To allow you to share pages with social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and to support social media components, like Facebook or Twitter (where our website or services uses a plugin from these third party platforms);
To make sure you don’t miss information that’s relevant to you (we target information to our users, such as website or service content, marketing campaigns, direct marketing emails, and Internet banner advertisements on our website or services and other websites);
To analyse use of our website or services (we do this for statistical analysis, sales and marketing research). To stop us setting these cookies you will need to set up your browser to reject all cookies (see more below).
We may also combine this web usage data with other information we have collected about you. We store this information so that we can have a better and more specific understanding of the way people are using our website or services, and their preferences and interests.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies, depending on how long they are used.
Persistent cookies stay on your device after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. They are activated every time you visit the website where the cookie was generated. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based on your browsing history. They are stored by the browser and remain valid until their set expiry date (unless you delete the cookie before its expiry date).
Session cookies only last as long as you’re on the website, and they’re deleted when you close your browser. They help us keep track of things like how a particular device is navigating from page to page. This supports the website’s security or basic functionality.
Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. For example, they help us to ensure that your session is secure, and allow you to stay signed in to your Candor account while you move between pages.