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Cookie Summary

We use cookies on this website and other Pipe Ten group websites.

Our overall cookie policy can be summarised as “do no evil”; this includes:

  • Use cookies only where they are necessary to deliver, understand and optimise our services.
  • Any third-party resources which could set cookies, are permitted only with agreement they will not share the information gathered.
  • By using our websites or services you consent to our use of cookies to provide the website or services in accordance with this policy; your consent can be withdrawn at any time through deletion and cessation of services.

About cookies

Cookies consist of parcels of information, often including unique identifiers, sent by web servers to web browsers, which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Web servers can use cookies to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user before the expiration date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website
  • to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable you to log in to your Pipe Ten accounts and services
  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyse the use of our website
  • in the administration of this website

Third-party cookies

We do not share the cookies we create with third parties; however, by visiting this website and other Pipe Ten group websites, we may use third-party resources who, by including those resources, set their own cookies. We don’t allow our approved third parties to use the information stored or linked to these cookies for any purpose other than providing services for the above purposes.

Third party cookies may include the provision of live chat, website statistics or newsletter subscription.

Cookie banners & consent

We believe cookie banners (which often feature dark patterns) are used to trick people into providing consent for unreasonable tracking and add little value to the Internet users experience.

By using our website or services you consent to our “do no evil” approach to the use of cookies and can withdraw your consent through blocking or deletion of the cookies and cessation of services.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.  If you block cookies, you will not be able to log in to your Pipe Ten account. We recommend the use of https://privacybadger.org/ by EFF to prevent harmful cookies.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. Guidance on how to delete cookies can be found via your favourite search engine.

Last changed: 2024/01/23 at 11:30 by Carl Heaton

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