Changes to online privacy laws across the EU since May 2011 mean that visitors to many websites will start to be asked for their consent for the use of ‘cookies’ and other similar web technologies.
‘Cookies’ are a type of file stored on your internet device (PC, Phone or Tablet) and used by most websites in various ways, including enabling you to login, shop online, and generally personalise your online experience.
Cookies can also be used to track your activity and behaviour online, this provides website owners important insights into the quality of their services, enabling them to improve and better meet the needs of all their visitors.
Some types of cookies can also be used to track your activity across lots of different websites, building up a profile of your interests. This enables companies to target you with adverts that they think you are more likely to be interested in.
This website has been created to help people understand better what cookies are and how they are used by different website owners. If you would like to know more please feel free to explore, and if you have any knowledge or information to add, then you can do that too.
The cookies we set and why
This website is owned and operated by Martek Contracts, Ltd.
When someone visits http://www.martek.co.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify anyone.
When we do want to collect personally identifiable information – for things like our newsletters – we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.martek.co.uk
Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site and to help deliver adverts correctly.
The table below explains the cookies we use, why we use them and when they are set.
We use Google DoubleClick sometime to serve adverts across our sites and have no direct control of the cookies it sets. You can read all about Google’s advertising cookies here.
You can still receive adverts without being cookied by Google. You can opt out here.
Some advertisers try to behaviourally target you using retargeting cookies across sites – that’s when you notice adverts stalking you across lots of different sites. We forbid this behavior in the terms and conditions of any advertising contracts we enter into. But you should be aware of how to manage this yourself anyway. This is a decent resource to help you.
|Initiated by Google Doubleclick|
|1||id||Doubleclick ID||Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on DFP sites, AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. You should read more here.||On visit||2 Years|
|Initiated by Martek|
|2||sc||Session Count||Used for counting how many page impressions a user sees in the session – we use it to limit the effect of advertising on our readers.||On visit||Browser Session|
|3||c||Visited Channels||This tells us which sections of the site a user has visited and allows us to target them with an advert. e.g. read the Servers section, target with a Servers advert.||On visit||1 Month|
|Initiated by you|
|4||s||Account Login||Required so we can enable account functions.||At login||1 Year|