We provide this policy to you to comply with our legal obligation to let you know what cookies and technologies that we use when you use our website. And also to let you know how we protect your privacy.
We refer to “cookies” for all technologies that we used, which includes text file-based (“classical”) cookies, web beacons, pixels, as well as script trackers and or other programmatic client-side technologies that can capture user information. For consistency, we will refer to all methods as cookies from here.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are used to enable certain features within online services, such as the recognition of a user, to save certain preferences of a user, transaction-related data, and for any additional security purposes when a user logs into their account.
Further to this, cookies are used to collect information about how users interact with an online service, and help us to improve its use and make it a more enjoyable and efficient service. Cookies and related-technologies are used by almost all online services, which may also be offered by third parties, to detect whether the online service has been used before by a user in the same device or browser, and allow the content that is displayed to differ.
Cookies can be set and used by Sanctus, but may also be used from third parties who are not part of Sanctus, but whose content forms a part of our online service. This includes content such as videos and analytical tools that help us to improve our online services, as well as content that is user-enabled, which includes things such as times a user has clicked “share” buttons on our content from social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn. For any third-party cookies, this Policy applies in the same way.
Whether a cookie comes from a first-party vendor or a third-party vendor will depend on the domain that places the cookies. Those from first parties are placed by us. Those from third party sources are placed by a domain other that differs from the domain that a user visits. Third parties place these cookies into the online service of the first-party provider if that first-party uses and provides the technologies from the third party.
Sanctus has agreed on Commissioned Data Processing Agreements or comparable agreements according to Art. 28 (3) GDPR with these third-party providers.
Cookies can only be read from the online service from which the cookie originated. Cookies do not collect personal information stored on your device, and they are just the key to connecting to personal information, if any has been collected at all.
- Persistent cookies will be stored for a period of time which will be specified in the cookie on the device that has been used for our online service. These cookies will be created the first time that you visit our online service, unless your browser settings has prevented this, and they will be reactivate each time you visit after, provided that your visit is made with a device that already has a cookie.
- Session cookies allow online services to track and correlate a user’s actions and experience during a browser or device session. A browser session starts once the browser is opened and will end when the browser is closed. Session cookies will then be deleted once the browser has been closed and the session has ended.
- Web beacons and pixels are files that are included within an online service and that are requested by the accessing user’s browser. They enable log file recording and log file analysis, which can be used for statistical evaluations. In this case, information such as the IP address, the browser used or the operating system of the accessing system can be transmitted (so-called “HTTP header fields”).
Cookies that we use
Our site uses the following cookies, which can be divided into five categories.
Necessary Cookies – these allow navigation through our website, within our online service and they provide essential functions for our service which that would otherwise not work without the use of these cookies. This includes the provision of secure areas within any of our services which may contain personal user information or payment actabivities. These secure areas are provided only to protect our users’ data, once user authentication. Necessary cookies also ensure that the user who is requesting sensitive information has successfully authenticated themselves, which prevents the misuse of any information stored by us. In addition, settings such as language, location, and presentation-optimizing information like screen resolution can be stored to help optimise your user experience. Necessary cookies are not used for advertising purposes nor do they serve to collect behavioural information about the users of any of our online services. You must accept necessary cookies in order to use our online service. Unless you accept necessary cookies, we are unable to guarantee that you’ll be able to take full advantage of any of our online services during your visit, or that security will be guaranteed
Functional Cookies – These are used to save users’ decisions that affect the behaviour of any of our online services. Functional cookies allow us to serve personalized functions and experiences, such as content that can be tailored to your individual user needs. Additional information may be kept on our systems and linked to these functional cookies. For the best use and experience of our online services, it is necessary that you accept these types of cookies. If you don’t accept functional cookies, we can’t guarantee that you will be able to take full advantage of our online services. These cookies may also be managed by third parties.
Analytical Cookies – These are used to collect information about how our online services are used. Analytical cookies help us to further improve our online services by informing us on user’s behaviour with these services, as well as helping us identify and eliminate any difficulties or errors when using our online services. These types of cookies also help us to evaluate the success of our marketing or advertising efforts, as well as to improve these efforts that any users see. These cookies are not associated with information that identifies individual users. Analytical cookies can also be managed by third parties.
Targeting Cookies – We may use targeting cookies that will allow us to show more relevant content to users, such as product information that is relevant to your specific interests. In addition to this, targeting cookies help us to improve the efficiency of our advertising campaigns. For example, we can use targeting cookies to limit or recognize the number of ads you see if you have responded to ads from us, so that you won’t have to see them again. These cookies can be used to recognize individual users and to record which information was particularly relevant to you within our online services. This information may be disclosed by us to any advertiser we engage with and may also be linked to any information from other sources of personal information, such as data collected about you using other online services. These cookies may also include controls regarding your advertising preferences as well as your personal preferences regarding the collection of personal data by third parties. This means that these cookies may be used to ensure that you will no longer receive advertising that has been tailored to your needs based on the information collected about you. Please note that you must adjust your settings on each device and for each browser with which you use our services. Even if such cookies are not used, you may receive advertisements from us. Ads are shown to users in certain target group-specific environments on the Internet, which is similar to television advertising.
Flash Cookies: Sometimes Flash cookies are used when embedding the Adobe Flash plug-in. These may store user settings and shared local resource information on the accessing terminal for the particular content being played. Flash cookies may not be managed in the browser, but via other interfaces, but this depends on the device used. See the Adobe website for more information on how to manage, disable, or delete Flash cookies. Please note that after deactivating Flash cookies you may be unable to use certain features of our online services. Flash cookies can be locked in the settings for Adobe Flash Player and sometimes directly in your browser, depending on whether the browser software you use provides this function. Further information can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.html
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. Follow the instructions provided by your browser, which will usually be located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you modify your settings.
If you don’t accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience when using our site. For example, you may see similar adverts or content that isn’t relevant to you, or you may need to log in each time you use our website.
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, can be seen here – www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB