Cookie Policy

Neas and cookies

In brief

  • We use cookies, and let our partners use cookies, on our websites and apps.
  • Some of these cookies are essential to provide our websites and apps.
  • We also use cookies for reasons which are not essential, but which offer you a better experience. Some of the cookies are used for the creating of profiles for the purpose of showing you advertising, both on our own websites and apps and also on the websites and apps of our partners.
  • You can set your browser to reject cookies if you do not want them; we have included information on how to do this below. If you continue to browse our site and do not set your browser to reject cookies, we will treat this as your consent.
  • You may also be able to control the effect of third party cookies through that third party’s own site. For example, you can tell Facebook that you do not wish to see adverts based on data from partners. We’ve included links to each advertising partner’s settings.

What am I being asked to consent to?

We are asking you to consent to our use of cookies which are not essential to the provision of our site to you.

We have included information below about how we use cookies, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to block these cookies or not. You can also use your browser’s “Private Browsing” mode, so that cookies get deleted automatically when you close your browser.

You can change your mind at any time, by adjusting your browser settings.

What are “cookies”?

When you browse our website, or use our apps, we and our partners store some data on your computer or phone, and collect some information from your device.

This includes:

  • small text files called “cookies”
  • the Internet address of your device, which is a sequence of numbers called your “IP address”
  • information about your browser and device’s operating system
  • tiny transparent images called “pixel tags”
  • mobile device identifiers, such as an iPhone’s Advertising Identifier, and
  • data stored in your browser.

 

We’ll use the term “cookie” throughout this document to cover all of these.


How do we use cookies?
We place our own cookies, and enable our partners to place their own cookies, on your devices, for the reasons below.

Some of these cookies disappear when you close your browser, and others last for a longer period of time. We use longer-lasting cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session; for example, to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

Where we enable our partners to place cookies, these partners will see some information about you (such as your Internet address), and they may use the information they collect, along with other information they already have, to create profiles for advertising purposes.


Cookies which are essential for us to provide our websites to you
These cookies are necessary, and let you move around the website and support all our essential features like video playback.

They’re not for gathering information, remembering your preferences, or advertising to you.

As these cookies are essential, we are not asking for your consent. If you disable these cookies, you might not be able to use our website properly, and we may not be able to provide some services to you.

Cookies which are not essential but help us give you a better experience
We use cookies to remember your settings (like layout, text size, font, where you have visited already, and other parts of our website you can customise) to improve the way you use our website

Cookies which are not essential but help us improve our websites and apps
We want to provide the best websites we can, and give you the best online experience. To do this, we need to understand how you use our websites s, and we use cookies to help us with these.

They keep track of the pages you visit and any errors you come across, for example.

We only use that information to improve how our website works and understand the interests of our users.

Cookies which are not essential and which are used for advertising purposes
We advertise our products and services online, and we use cookies, and let our partners use cookies, to show you relevant advertising on our websites , and on our partners’ websites and apps. For example, on Facebook.

Neas has added tracking code from each of these partners to its website. When you load the page containing this tracking code, it tells the relevant partner which page you have loaded, along with some information about you, such as your IP address. Our partners collect this information whether you are a registered user of their service or not, and whether you are signed in to their service or not.

We use this to create groups of people who have accessed different pages on our website, and we target advertising on our partners’ sites to those groups. So, for example, if you have visited a page about working at Neas, we might use this information to show you adverts on Facebook for vacant positions.

These cookies use limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

The advertisers we work with include:

Name What information we share or they obtain Opting out of targeted advertising via the site/service Privacy notice Cookie notice
Facebook
IP address
Browser type
Operating system

https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy  https://en-gb.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ 
Linkedin

IP address

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/advertising https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy 
Google

IP address
Account number
Email address
What products and services you have bought from us

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en

https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing?hl=en

 

 

How can I block cookies?

You can change the security settings of your web browser in order to stop your device receiving and storing cookies, to allow receiving and storing cookies from selected websites only, or to be notified before receiving cookies. You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.

There is more information about this on www.aboutcookies.org which gives instructions on how you can manage cookies on different browsers.

You can normally turn off pixel tags too by switching off cookies in your browser. There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically block web beacons.

To avoid pixel tags in emails, you can turn off the automatic loading of remote images in your email service. However, if you choose to load images, you would also load any pixel tags in the email.

You could also use your browser’s “Private Browsing” mode. You will still get the benefit of cookies for the duration of your browsing, but they will be deleted automatically when you close your browser. 

 

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