What are “cookies” and how are they used?

Cookies are small packets of information which are stored by your web browser.  They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit.  These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

You will be aware that the laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws, however, we do the following:

  • We only use cookies they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes and you can inspect, delete or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.

What “cookies” are used on this website?

Domain

Name of Cookie

Type of Cookie

Expiry Period

Purpose

Consent Method

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

CONCRETE5

Session

One session

This is an essential cookie placed by the Concrete5 CMS that tracks the current user session on the website.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__utmv

Persistent

Never

This is a Google Analytics tracking cookie, used to collect information on how visitors use the site.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__utma

Persistent

2 years

This is a Google Analytics tracking cookie, used to collect information on how visitors use the site.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__utmb

Persistent

1 hour

This is a Google Analytics tracking cookie, used to collect information on how visitors use the site.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__utmc

Persistent

One session

This is a Google Analytics tracking cookie, used to collect information on how visitors use the site.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__utmz

Persistent

6 months

This is a Google Analytics tracking cookie, used to collect information on how visitors use the site.

Implied Consent

First Party - aramcooverseas.com

__atuvc

Persistent

2 years

This is a cookie set by the AddThis social sharing plugin, and is used to enable social sharing functionality and monitor its usage on the site.

Implied Consent

Definitions:

  • “First Party” Cookie – a cookie placed by this Website.
  • “Third Party” Cookie – a cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this Website).
  • “Permanent” Cookie - the cookie information is permanently stored on your device.
  • “Session” Cookie – the cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory.
  • Implied Consent – you are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this Website after having had this privacy policy made available to you.
  • Explicit Consent – you specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – these cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required.

We don’t seek to collect your personal information and where we do, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.

Third party cookies and how to disable cookies

If you are concerned about third party cookies, users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to opt out of these third party cookies.

To disable cookies in your web browser, you can:

Google Chrome:

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  • To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
  • In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Opera:

  • Click on 'Setting’ at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari on OSX:

  • Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security'
  • To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html