What is in 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 contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Collection and use of non-personal information and cookie usage
Non-personal information is automatically collected to establish data on how the www.axis-astute.co.uk website is accessed and used. The collection of this non-personal information is done through the use of “cookie” technology. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for purposes of keeping records such as website performance and pages visited. The cookie does not contain any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn’t extract any information from your computer.
Astute will not sell, give, allow access to, or otherwise distribute your information to any third party outside of the Axis Group, with whom we are legally affiliated. We may use or process the information provided by you for our business purposes only.
Collection and use of personal information
Astute collects personally identifiable information, in a fair and lawful manner. This may take place through a number of methods including over the telephone, face-to-face communication or over a secure web interface, and include information such as name, organisation address, job title, email address and telephone number. This information will directly relate to an individual or a business. We only collect personally identifiable information that you have provided to us voluntarily.
Information is collected for the purposes of customer identification, providing products and services, dealing with enquiries and any other related administration. Your details are also added onto our central contact database and may be used for marketing purposes.