What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies and N8Solutions.host
Many of the cookies we use are only set if a visitor is a registered N8Solutions.host user, whilst others are set for all visitors upon certain actions.
Cookies we use
Below is a description of each category of cookies that are in use, along with specific examples (including both those used for registered and non-N8Solutions.host users).
These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location. They are not used to track visitors on sites that are not hosted on N8Solutions.host.
Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with N8 Solutions websites and services, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how our websites and services function.
These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors on N8 Solutions sites, as well as to track the volume of visitors to the N8 Solutions network. They track details about visitors such as the number of unique visitors, number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received, and are also used to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by N8 Solutions and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
Third Party/Embedded Content
Websites hosted with N8 Solutions make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org Opens in new window. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu Opens in new window (EU based), or aboutads.info Opens in new window (US based).
Web beacons and other tracking technologies
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as ‘web beacons’. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.