iconuk is committed to protecting your privacy and is sharing this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and transparency. We’ll run through the basics about cookies on this page and if you’d like to know more, please ask us.
Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored for you on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. They’re used to improve your online experience by almost every website, including our own which is one of the reasons we think it’s important that you understand how cookies work, what they’re for and when they’re being used. We want to make sure you’re comfortable using them so you can get the most out of this website.
We feel it is important that you should know that iconuk does not disclose visitors’ information to unconnected third parties.
This site may at times contain links to other third party websites; iconuk is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website at URL: www.Icon-UK.net. This privacy statement is not presented as a legally binding contract.
Information We Collect and Use
There are sections in our website where we may ask you to register in order to gain access to high-value documents or to be able to download various items or to make contact with Icon UK. Any information you provide will remain the secured property of Icon UK. Under no circumstances will it be sold or rented to any third party. Icon UK may, however, use your contact information to send you any information you have specifically requested or any other information or news about our company and services. Your details may be used in an aggregated form for marketing analysis (for example, of our website traffic patterns).
In addition to any personal information, you may provide, Icon UK may, on occasion use software or other tools that enable the collection of relevant technical information, for example, the IP address (Internet Protocol or “IP” address), the operating system deployed on your computer, the browser used for access, various traffic patterns, as well as the address of any referring websites. Icon UK always traces how a visitor arrives at the Icon UK website; however, we will not attempt to gather information from websites that you have visited prior to visiting the Icon UK website.
Use of Personal Information
Icon UK may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To provide information or services that you have requested
- To help us manage our content to ensure it is relevant and appropriate to you
- To enable you to use the site without repeatedly entering passwords or logins
- To alert you to company news, product upgrades, other updated information and new products and services from Icon UK.
Hyperlinks to Other Websites
Icon UK may provide site links that direct to external, third party websites where:
- We have no control over the content of other sites, nor the usage of information they gather.
- We recommend that you always review the privacy policies at any third party sites you visit; they may not follow the same policies as us.
Where our site gathers user volunteered information, such as email addresses, our site and/or any such subsequent marketing communication provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving any ongoing email communications from us. This opt-out gives users the following options to discontinue receiving future communications by any of the following means:
- Amend preferences via site privacy preferences tools; or
- Send an e-mail to our client services team indicating your request to be unsubscribed from a specific list; or
- You can call our client services team on the main telephone number on the site.
The Icon UK website cookie
The Icon UK website uses a “session cookie” to identify your browser “session” as you move between pages on the website and perform activities. The cookie is named c2iconuk_mmrgttxctw1 and will last for 3 months.
Your web experience can be enhanced because the cookie allows the website to track your usage and automatically customises content to suit your particular tastes. It also enables us to remember your preferences not just during the current visit, but also subsequent visits. Thus they enhance your user experience not just once, but repeatedly.
By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, for example, our website is able to track your actions as you move around the website and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our website is being used in general, we can improve the website experience for future visitors. This is particularly important as we aim to give you just the information that you are looking for with segmentation by industry sector and functional role, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach that others adopt. Should you experience any problems in using our website, our website developers may be able to use this information to track down your specific “user journey” and investigate and fix any issues that might arise.
The cookie itself is a very small text or data file that is stored on your device (for example, your PC or your phone) by your web browser. It contains a simple text code that your browser sends back to our website each time you browse to a new page. This allows the website to look up your specific session and associate data for that session with your browser. The data itself is not stored in your cookie but on the server(s) operating the website.
Each page on our website is generated by a sophisticated Content Management System (CMS). This system provides a number of interactive features where your experience may be tailored according to your past activity on the website. Such features require the “session cookie” to operate.
The session cookie provides the ability for you to log on to our website using your unique user name (or e-mail address) and password.
Each page on our website may be tailored to you uniquely, based on your past activity on the website, for example, to show your name. Here are some examples of such tailoring that you may see as a session cookie provides the means:
- to remember your log on state and hence your discussion forum preferences, such as your nickname and the date of your last post.
- for you to take part in votes (or polls) on the website.
- to remember that you have submitted a form so that you are not asked to re-submit it.
- to remember which files you have requested to be sent to you by email and the date and time at which such requests were made.
- to remember whether you have liked our Facebook page.
As we improve our website over time, similar and more advanced features may be added that also require a “session cookie” to operate.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously; it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html and http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-analytics.
How to control and delete cookies
You may restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Icon UK website, or any other website, through your browser settings.
To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Icon UK website.
Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
The Icon UK website uses both HTML5 and Adobe Flash Player to provide video content, so the site will enable users with almost all browser types to play the videos. Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash Cookies) may be used to improve user experience, for example, to recognise older browsers and to save your playback preferences. Flash Cookies are similar to cookies, however, they are managed differently.
How to disable Flash Cookies:
Information on how to disable and delete Flash Cookies is provided on the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.
If you restrict the use of Flash Cookies, your experience of this website may be affected.
Our investments permit a mobile device and browser friendly site. However, we cannot control all methods of access or prevent certain types of Corporate’s denial of functionality commonly used by individuals. We understand that you may choose any of the many different current and future hardware devices to access this website – and that there are device-dependent implications in terms of correct presentation and formatting.
To achieve the best possible experience on ALL devices, iconuk recommends that you accept our Session Cookie, and use a reasonable speed Broadband or Wi-Fi internet connection (for videos).
We are committed to enabling our clients and prospects to have the best experience possible on our website and across other interactions. See Best Experience Management for further information.