Cookie Policy

Like the vast majority of other websites, we use ‘cookies’ in order to provide you with the best possible experience when you visit it.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a web page. They can have many purposes, and among other things may be used to store your preferences, keep you logged into a website, or to collect visitor statistics – e.g. finding out how many users viewed the site and the pages they accessed.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting, or by third parties who provide content that is embedded upon the site – such as YouTube videos. Some cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser, others remain for longer periods – e.g. to retain any website preferences you have set on previous occasions.

By visiting the Secure Drives website and blog you consent to cookies being stored on your computer or device. If you wish, you can disable cookies via your browser settings, however some website functionality may not work as expected.

What Cookies are used on the Secure Drives website?

Below are more details about the cookies that are stored when you visit the Secure Drives site or the associated blog. These are broken down into the 4 separate categories suggested by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies stored when a user visits this website:

Cookie Name: Set By: Purpose: Expiry
rc::a google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Persistent
rc::b google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session
rc::c google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session
wc_cart_hash_# securedrives.com Unclassified Persistent
wc_fragments_# securedrives.com Unclassified Session
ss va.tawk.to Necessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function Session
lang ads.linkedin.com Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website Session

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

‘Performance’ cookies stored when a user visits this website:

Cookie Name: Set By: Purpose: Expiry
_CEFT securedrives.com This cookie is used by the website’s operator in context with multi-variate testing. This is a tool used to combine or change content on the website. This allows the website to find the best variation/edition of the site. 1 Year
_ga securedrives.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Years
_gat securedrives.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 Day
_gid securedrives.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 Day

ce_clock securedrives.com Sets a timestamp for when the visitor entered the website. This is used for analytical purposes on the website. Persistent
TawkConnectionTime securedrives.com Allows the website to recognise the visitor, in order to optimise the chat-box functionality. Session

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

‘Functionality’ cookies stored when a user visits this website:

Cookie Name: Set By: Purpose: More Info:
weird_get_top_level_domain securedrives.com

The cookie determines the preferred language and country-setting of the visitor – This allows the website to show content most relevant to that region and language.

Session

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

‘Targeting or advertising’ cookies stored when a user visits this website:

Cookie Name: Set By: Purpose: Expiry
ads/ga-audiences google.com Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites. Session
bcookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 Years
bscookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 Years
d/px adsymptotic.com Collects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website – This in formation is used make
content and advertisement more relevant to the specific visitor.
Session
lang linkedin.com Set by LinkedIn when a webpage contains an embedded “Follow us” panel. Session
lidc linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 Day
lissc Linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 Year
NID google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. 6 Months
UserMatchHistory linkedin.com Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences. 29 days

How can I prevent cookies from being stored?

If you wish, you can set up your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc) to prevent cookies from being stored when you visit a website.

Depending on the browser you are using, you can choose just to prevent specific websites from setting cookies, or alternatively prevent all websites from storing cookies. You may also be able to control the types of cookies that can be stored, and delete any existing cookies that have been stored already. Please be aware that if you choose to do this, some functionality on this website and on the blog may not work as expected.

Below are some links to pages containing information about how to manage cookies using your web browser:

In addition, if you wish to opt out of statistics being collected by Google Analytics, you can download a plugin provided by Google. To opt out of cookies being set by third parties for online behavioural advertising, please visit: Your Online Choices (UK)

Please note that we do not have control over any cookies set by third party services. Therefore the cookies stored by these services may vary from those shown above, and may change over time. In addition, we may reference 3rd party imagery or other content on areas of our site; these 3rd parties might choose to store cookies when such content is loaded – again, this is something we have no control over. If you would like to find out more about cookies set by 3rd party services and how to manage them, you are encouraged to view the privacy policies for those services.

 

Further Sources of Information

If you would like further information about cookies, please see the sources of information below: