Freed Up Services
Last Updated 02/06/2020
Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you use a website. By using a cookie or such similar technology we can keep track of your log-in status even if you leave the site and return. A cookie only tracks which computer is logging on to the Website, it does not necessarily identify who is using that computer.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stashed away by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date, unless erased by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not normally contain any information that personally describes a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. It can be applied by web servers to distinguish and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Consent to Utilize Cookies
• to access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited on the Services;
• to identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site;
• to eliminate the need for returning users to re-enter their login details;
• commenting on our sites;
• to operate shopping cart on various of our Services
• to maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the Services;
• to support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.
• to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services.
• to manage online advertising and revenue share arrangements.
• to manage eCommerce activities via affiliate links and associated revenue share arrangements;
• to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests;
• to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more relevant content; and
• to keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
To make full use of our features on this website, your computer, tablet or mobile device will need to accept cookies. Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from us, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. As each browser does this differently, please check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie setting.
• Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
• Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Below are lists of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.
• Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
• Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
• Functionality Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
• Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
• Other Cookies: The following cookies are also set by our site. However, their purpose has not yet been identified. We are conducting research into these cookies and will update this page as soon as possible.
Third Party Cookies
Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on our Site” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our Site. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:
• Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or
• If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below for a main selection of browsers. The instructions detailed below were correct at time of writing. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
Blocking & Deleting Cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
¾ Internet Explorer – to refuse all cookies click “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and select “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector
¾ Firefox – to block all cookies click “Tools”, “Options”, and un-check “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box or select “Clear private data” if you want to delete all cookies.
¾ Chrome – click on the Chrome menu in the toolbar, click on “settings”, click on “advanced settings”, choose “Privacy” section, then click on ” Content settings” button and choose either block or delete as appropriate.
Note that blocking or deleting all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.