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Introduction and General Terms
Like all companies and organisations, Thought Leadership PR uses a website to support its business and provide you with information, resources, links to events and much more. We are the responsible organisation for complying with the data protection laws and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) that put in place certain obligations for websites and cookies, and marketing.
The obligations include informing you about Cookies and what information these may gather and how it is used. If you need more information, you can contact us by email to [email protected].
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded or dropped onto your computer or device automatically. This is stored on the hard drive. Each website you use will drop cookies if your browser allows it. There are typically three types of Cookies (each has a variation on how it is referred to):
- Session / Functional/ Essential / Strictly Necessary (the ones that are needed for the website to function properly)
- Permanent / Persistent (the ones that remain for 6-12 months and remember details like logins and passwords)
- Third-party / Analytical / Non-Essential (those used by other websites and advertisers or for analytics or browsing habits)
- The Functional cookies are those that necessary for our website to work. For the Third-party cookies, you should read the section below on how to decline these. If declined the Third-Party cookies will not be placed on your device.
- The Persistent cookies are those used when you leave a comment and include your contact details. This means that you do not need to enter them again when you next leave a comment.
- The Third-Party cookies do provide us with analytical data about use of our website, which resources or pages were viewed and more. We need your consent for these.
We do use scripts or native social media buttons to link you to our social media and these may build profiles of your use. These are known as Third-party cookies, and some are listed above. We recommend you read the privacy and cookie notices on each social media platform for more information about these.
The data that the Cookies collect.
During your visit to Thought Leadership PR , the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device.
Depending on the type of cookie, limited personal data about you or your device or your use of our website will be collected. This may include:
- Data that identifies you or your device.
Your IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network devices on the internet), login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types, geolocation information about where you might be, operating system and version.
- Data on how you use our website.
Your URL clickstreams (the path you take through our site), products/services viewed, page response times, download errors, how long you stay on our pages, what you do on those pages, how often, and other actions.
How do I stop cookies?
We do use a cookie management system on our website that allows you to choose the different types of cookies. This is an industry recognised system.
All computers and devices (including the internet browser you use) have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline cookies – you can search for information on how to do this by checking the ‘Help’ menu of your browser.
Unfortunately, choosing to decline cookies can impact on the use of our website and you may not be able to take full advantage of our website features.
Other Third-party cookies.
Any advertising featured on our website may also incorporate cookies over which we have no control. These cookies may be dropped (downloaded) when you click on the advertisements.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google analytics to better understand what our users like and do not like on the website and to improve user experience. Like any other site with analytical tools, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed Thought Leadership PR are all automatically logged. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
You may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
If you have any privacy concerns, please email us: [email protected].
How we protect your data
We take security measures on our site to prevent data misuse. We are entirely using SSL/HTTPS throughout all our sites. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so personal identifiable information is never captured by third parties without authorisation.
Further advice is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies, including how to control cookies on your browser.
Date Reviewed: April 2022 Version No: 1.1