What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of text data created by websites and stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. These cookies can save your settings on a website and are used to deliver a more efficient and enjoyable website experience by storing information about how you use the website. For example, when a user logs in, a session ID is set so that the user remains logged in for the duration of their browser session.
Are Cookies Harmful?
Cookies cannot access any information on your computer other than the information you have openly disclosed to the website, which sent the cookies to your computer. Cookies can’t be executed as code and as such cannot distribute viruses.
When you visit our website, we may collect some data about your computer or mobile device and the network to which it is connected, such as:
- your IP address
- the geolocation of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- your operating system
- the type of browser and version you are using
- to estimate website usage numbers and patterns; and
- to recognize you when you return to the website.
What Types of Cookies Does BrightWork Use?
1. Essential website cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content on the website.
2. Analytics cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
3. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies
We also use third parties to serve cookies. For example, to provide you with personalised advertisements when you visit other selected websites, after your visit to brightwork.com. These advertisements will be in the form of banner advertising and native advertising that will show you content that we believe you will be interested in, based on your browsing history on our website. Meanwhile we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic where all data collected within Google Analytics is anonymised. We may also use third party cookies to help us with improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
Changing Your Cookie Settings
When you land on the BrightWork website for the first time, you will be asked to accept the cookies on our website. You will accept cookies by clicking “Accept”, or by continuing to browse through the BrightWork website.
For more information including how to change your cookie settings or block cookies altogether, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
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