Cookies Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional website, we use cookies to help improve content and provide a more tailored experience for visitors to our Website. By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information through cookies.

This policy describes what information the cookies gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality and it is therefore recommended that you do not disable cookies.

This Cookies Policy applies to www.optomany.com, all branded pages on third party platforms (such as Twitter or YouTube) and applications accessed or used through such website(s) or third party platforms (our "Website(s)"), which are operated by or on behalf of Optomany Limited ("we", "us", "our").

BY USING OUR WEBSITE(S) YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR USE OF COOKIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS COOKIES POLICY.

WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS POLICY?

  1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
  2. WHAT DO WE USE COOKIES FOR?
  3. COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBSITE
  4. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
  5. TURNING OFF AND DELETING COOKIES
  6. MORE INFORMATION
  7. CHANGES TO OUR COOKIE POLICY
  8. FURTHER INFORMATION

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

The Cookies we use

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookies in Emails

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we may also use cookies and similar technologies in some emails. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email. Our email system is provided by AutoPilot. We use Pipedrive as our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Google AdWords Remarketing

We use Google AdWords Remarketing which uses cookies to help us deliver targeted online adverts based on past visits to our website. We also use Google Tag Manager and Analytics to monitor our marketing activity.

Google uses this information to carefully display our adverts on various third-party websites across the internet. These cookies are set to expire and do not contain information that can identify you personally.

You can opt out of Google and Facebook’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings and Facebook’s Ad Settings, respectively.

Please refer to the Google Advertising Privacy Notice for more information about the ability to opt out.

Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel to record information about the way visitors use our website. This pixel records information about a user’s browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with an anonymised version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed. This allows us to target our Facebook ads to audiences of people who have visited our Website.

We may also include web beacons in our marketing email messages or newsletters to determine whether an email is opened or if links are clicked.

Hotjar

We use Hotjar to analyse visitor movement on each page of our websites and identify ways of improving the layout for ease of use. Hotjar is an all in one analysis and feedback tool that reveals the online behaviour of website visitors. Hotjar enables us to improve the website user experience and the website’s overall performance.

2. WHAT DO WE USE COOKIES FOR?

We use cookies to make our website easier to use and to better tailor the online experience to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experiences on our Website(s). We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our Website(s) and to help us improve their structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

3. COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBSITE

Dependant on which of our website(s) you access, we may use the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expires

__ga

This cookie is part of Google analytics and is used is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and the usage pattern of our website.
We use the information collected to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
This cookie collects information in an anonymous form

2 years- from set/update from your latest visit

_gid

This cookie is part of Google analytics. This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
This cookie collects information in an anonymous form



 

 

  


  

 

 



24 hours from set/update

_gat

This cookie does not store any user information. It is used to limit the number of requests the user’s request rate and then to limit the collection of data at times of high traffic

1 minute

AWSELB

This cookie is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client requests on the server.
This cookie is used to store a unique identifier for your session. The session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk

When the browsing session ends

rbzid

This cookie is used to maintain an anonymised unique identifier for your session. The session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk

When the browsing session ends

ASP.Net_SessionId

This cookie is used to maintain an anonymised unique identifier for your session. The session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk

End of browser session

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We use Google Adwords Conversion tracker which uses cookies to help us determine how many people who clicked on our Google Ads end up contacting us through the website. This tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click on a Google Ad and these cookies help us increase the website’s effectiveness for our visitors

30 days

__utma

This cookie is part of Google analytics and allows us to know if you have visited our website before, so we can count the number of visitors who are new to our site or viewed a certain page. It stores the number of visits made from your device, records the time of your first visit, previous visit and current. This cookie contains the IP address of your device and is a third party cookie

2 years- from set/update

__utmb

This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you enter our website and along with the __utmc cookie calculates how long your visit lasted

30 minutes from set/update

__utmc

This cookie is part of Google analytics and takes a timestamp of the moment you leave the website and along with the __utmb cookie calculates how long your visit lasted

End of browser session

__utmt

This cookie is part of Google analytics and is used to throttle the request rate (the number of requests a server responds to in a specified period of time)

10 minutes

__utmz

This cookie is part of Google analytics and shows us how you reached our website e.g. from another website or search engine

6 months- from set/update

__utmv

This cookie is part of Google analytics and used to store visitor-level custom variable data

2 years- from set/update

swpm_session

When you login as a user, this cookie keeps the login records so you do not have to authorise your access each time you move to a new page of our website

When the browser session ends

cookie_notice_accepted

Remember users who accepted the cookie consent

3 months- from set


4. DO WE USE THIRD PARTY COOKIES?

The only third party cookies which may be used on our website(s) are those that track user interaction with our website(s) in order for us to monitor traffic levels, user interaction and goal conversion. These cookies are used purely to help us improve the service we offer to our visitors and the information collected cannot and will not be used to identify individuals. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; You Tube, LinkedIn and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Except as stated in the paragraph below, or as otherwise agreed with us, the contents of our Website

5. TURNING OFF AND DELETING COOKIES

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website(s). Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access our website(s). If you use different devices to view and access our website(s) (for example, your computer, smart phone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

If you disable the cookies that we use this may impact your experience while on our website(s).

6. MORE INFORMATION

For more detailed information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org which provides guidance on how to control cookies.

7. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may revise this Cookie Policy from time to time. Any changes we may make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

8. FURTHER INFORMATION / CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy are welcomed. Please contact us at privacy@optomany.com

Thank you for visiting our Website.