Uses made of the information
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
(a) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
(b) To check and verify your identity;
(c) To prevent and detect security threats, fraud or any other malicious activity;
(d) To notify you about changes to our services; and/or
(e) To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
(a) To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
(b) To improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
(c) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our site when you choose to do so; and/or
(d) As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Anonymised information. We may use information we collect about you and information you give us to develop aggregated, anonymised information. We may use such aggregated and anonymised information for our own internal and external commercial purposes, including selling the information to third parties. This information will not identify specific individuals and will therefore not be personal information.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, or mobile, device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve, or read, the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set a cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from services such as YouTube or Flickr, and these services may set their own cookies.
A website may use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website, these may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. This website does not use this type of cookie.
Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period and is not deleted when the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies when we need to manage return visits. For example, we use this type of cookie to know how many repeat visits the site receives compared with new visits.
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing your preferences or tracking users.
Flash cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose the type of information stored. Find out how to manage flash cookies.
How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly if this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising targeted to your interests. It is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some of the functionality of the website by doing so.
If you wish to restrict or block the web browser cookies set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
As mentioned above, the Adobe Flash Player, which is used to provide services such as videos or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. If you wish to restrict or block flash cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website. Please be aware that restricting the use of flash cookies may affect the features available to you.
The following are examples of the types of cookies we use.
Third party cookies
To enhance the user experience, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from their websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on an RiskEye™ website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. RiskEye™ does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about such cookies.