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What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site and allow a site to recognise your device.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Yes, we may use information collected from our cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content and offers based on your profile, and for the other purposes described below, to the extent legally permissible in certain jurisdictions.
Some of the cookies we use don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. For example –
In other cases we can associate cookie information (including information from cookies placed via our advertisements on third party sites) with an identifiable individual. For example –
Do you use any cookies from third party companies?
Some cookies we use are from third party companies, such as Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Hubspot, Marketo Munchkin Tracking, AS Remarketing, Xing and Linkedin Analytics to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our sites. These companies use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our sites. This code is only active while you are on an SCS website. For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies: Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html, Google at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/, Hubspot at http://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy and Marketo at http://www.marketo.com/trust/legal/privacy/, AS Remarketing at https://www.arscars.com/privacy.php, and Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy and Xing at https://www.xing.com/privacy.
Does SCS use any non-cookie tracking technologies?
We may also use web beacons (including conversion pixels) or other technologies for similar purposes as above and we may include these on our sites, in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletter, affiliated websites, to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but they may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity. The information provided below about cookies also applies to web beacons and similar technologies. Conversion pixels are small codes located on a particular web page which are triggered when someone visits a page resulting in an increase in the conversion count.
What if I don’t want cookies?
By using our site you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained below. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this. For more information on managing cookies see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Currently, “Do Not Track” initiatives are not recognised by our site.
Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the site may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site or click on a link in a targeted email that we have sent you, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.
What types of cookies are there and which ones does the site use?
The cookies used on SCS sites have been categorised on the basis of the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide issued in 2012 located at https://www.cookielaw.org/media/1096/icc_uk_cookiesguide_revnov.pdf. However, it is important to note that not all cookies may be used in all jurisdictions or websites. A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below. Within these four categories below, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies.
“Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device.
“Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognise your device when you return. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
SCS uses both session and persistent cookies.
|Strictly Necessary cookies –|
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
|We categorise the following as Strictly Necessary cookies:|
|Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about your visit and use of this website, for instance which pages you visit the most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how this website works.|| We categorise the following as Performance cookies:|
These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide more enhanced, personal features.These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.
| We categorise the following as Functionality cookies:|
|Targeting cookies – These cookies are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.|| SCS does not use third-party advertising on our site, so we do not use these Targeting cookies for advertising but we use them for gathering analytics and intelligence about the site.We categorise the following as Targeting Cookies:|
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