What are cookies and how do they work?
“Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that (see section “Disabling cookies” below). Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.
What sort of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixel tags, either alone or in combination to create a unique device ID:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, such as your Kobalt account.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes 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, subject to your choices and preferences, 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 subject to your choices and preferences to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties, such as Google and Facebook, for this purpose.
Where can you find more information about the cookies we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table:
|Cookie Name||Purpose||More information|
|GOOGLE ANALYTICS||allows us to see how the website is being used as well as how visitors find us||https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none|
|MIXPANEL||allows us to see how the website is being used and manage communications with our users||https://mixpanel.com
|allows us to see how the website is being used, collect form submissions and manage communications with our users||https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser|
|GOOGLE TAG MANAGER (GTM)||allows us to manage our marketing tags in a single location that can be used for advertising on other websites, apps and properties||https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/|
You do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of the website. However, if you want to block or limit the cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. Use your browser’s help menu to find out how. Also you can visit www.aboutcookies.org where you will find additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser or mobile device. For information on how to do this on the browser of your smart phone or tablet you will need to refer to the device’s manual.
Third party websites
The website may include content embedded from external sites, including social media sites. When visiting pages with content embedded from third parties you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We have no control over these cookies and we suggest that you check the information available on the relevant websites if you wish to learn more.
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