What are cookies?
A cookie can contain log in details (if applicable) and information to allow us to identify your computer when you travel around our site. This is used for the purpose of helping to improve your user experience.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can set your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies. The ‘Help’ option in the menu on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
This document describes what information the cookies that we gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store it. You can prevent cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality and may adversely impact your ability to use our services.
We do not automatically log or collect data apart from the information you specifically provide to us. For more information on our partner’s privacy and cookie policies, please visit their individual websites.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some TerraQuest web pages may also contain content from other sites, which may set their own cookies, for example from media and advertising partners that may be used to deliver advertising messages that are more relevant to you. Also, if you share a link to a TerraQuest page, the service you share it on may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third party cookies - you can turn them off, but not through our website.
On some of our web services we use tracking software, including Google Analytics, to collect and monitor visitor traffic and site usage for the sole purpose of helping us develop and improve the design and layout of the websites. This Information includes:
- number of visitors to the site
- search terms used to find the site
- where visitors to the site have come from
- the pages visited on the website and how long is spent on each web page
- how many times an advert has been displayed and clicked on
These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Google undertakes that it will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google.
To provide website visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out add-on for your web browser.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies can affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies totally will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the TerraQuest website. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies unless you have a good understanding of the difference between first and third-party cookies.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/