Cookies Policy

Softworks Cookies Policy.

Introduction

We use cookies and similar technologies to personalise content. Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, and your choices regarding cookies. It also informs you how to change or restrict how cookies are used on your device. This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy which explains further how we use personal information. By visiting our website or using our services, you consent to the use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website’s server to the browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies help us to recognise and remember your device when you visit our website and enable us to retrieve among other things, your user settings and preferences.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of legitimate business purposes including:

  • For the operation of our website and services.
  • To provide site analytics and measure site traffic.
  • To improve your user experience.
  • To provide you with a more personalised experience.
  • To simplify any sign-in procedures.
  • To log your use of our website and services so that we can understand the content that you find useful or interesting.
  • To ensure content from our site and mobile applications is presented in the best way for you and for your device.

What type of cookies do we use and why do we use them?

We use different types of cookies to run our website and services including:

Strictly necessary cookies

We use cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our website and Services. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. If you disable all cookies it will affect your ability to use our services.

Functional cookies

We use functional cookies to personalise and improve your experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through our website. Functional cookies enable us to retrieve your user preferences, personalise your visits and to simplify any sign-in procedures. For example, our website may request that you log in to gain access to some of our content – e.g. customer area of our website. If we did not use cookies, you would be required to enter your login details every time you visited our site or navigate to a new page because we would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us to understand how visitors gain access, read our content and interact with our services. We collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors’ value most, which in turn helps us to improve our website and its content. By understanding the content, you find useful or interesting, we can recommend more content that you might like, as well as continuing to produce the most valuable content to meet your needs.

Third-party cookies

Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to Softworks. For example, if you are a member of a social media site and logged in, the interfaces configured on our website and services allow the social media site to connect your site visit and browsing behaviour to the personal data held on your social media site. Third-party cookies are used to facilitate this.

When using our services, we may embed content from third-parties. For example, we may embed video, audio, tweets and other content in our articles and pages. These third parties may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used. This cookie information can only be accessed by the third-party who set it. These third parties have their own security, privacy and cookie policies. You are advised to review these separately.