Introduction

To make this website work properly and to provide the most relevant products and services to our site visitors and members, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This statement provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website.

What is a Cookie?

When you visit our website, it may store or retrieve information in your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, that are stored to your browser or your computer’s hard drive. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is typically used to make the site work as you expect it.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

There are two broad categories of cookies: First party cookies, served directly by us to your device and third-party cookies, which are served by a third party e.g. Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

This website uses the following cookies:

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled and do not require your consent.

Cookie Consent

Provider: bluematterconsulting.com
Expiry: 1 year
Type: HTTP Cookie
Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.


Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, length of time spent on the site, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

_gat

Source: bluematterconsulting.com
Expiry: 1 day
Type: HTTP Cookie
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate


_gid

Source: bluematterconsulting.com
Expiry: 1 day
Type: HTTP Cookie
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


_ga

Source: bluematterconsulting.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


collect

Source: google-analytics.com
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel Tracker
Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.


Log Files

Due to the nature and the way the internet works, as soon as you visit our website, our server records to log files your IP address, which is considered personal data, even if we are unable to identify you on our own basis through this information.
 
In addition, our logs help us also record the type of browser and operating system you are using and other information about your online visit, such as the URL from which you reached our website, the date and time of your visit.
 
These data are stored exclusively for the time necessary to ensure the security of networks, information and services from accidental events or illegal or malicious actions that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of the stored or transmitted data.

How to accept, control and delete our Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent. For performance, functionality, advertising/targeting and uncategorized cookies, we request your consent (by the “accept ALL cookies” button or through our cookie settings or your browser cookie settings) before placing them on your device.

If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any performance, functionality, advertising/targeting or uncategorized cookies at any time, you will need to modify your preferences in the Cookie Settings or delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:

Please note that disabling or blocking some or all the categories of cookies will affect the functionality of the website and may impact your access and experience with our website and the services we are able to offer.
 
Any of your cookie preferences is limited to this website only and not to other third-party owned websites or any other webpages, which may be hyperlinked to this website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy notices or cookie policies of those websites.

Contact

For further information, please contact us at info@bluematterconsulting.com. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or https://cookiepedia.co.uk/ which contain general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer.

Last Updated: 15/08/2019