Cookies & Data Policy

1. Introduction

1.1        Counterpoint Consulting’s website uses cookies.

1.2    In this document you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the Counterpoint Consulting website and how to reject or delete those cookies. If you wish to read Counterpoint Consulting’s Policy on cookies, this can be found on our Counterpoint Consulting Website Privacy Policy and T&Cs.

1.3        By using the Counterpoint Consulting website you are agreeing to this policy and consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy

2. Credit

2.1        This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

3. About cookies

3.1        A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3.2        Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

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

3.4        Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

3.5    This document is designed to give you, the user information on the specific cookies used on the Counterpoint Consulting website.

4. Our cookies

4.1        Counterpoint Consulting may use both session and persistent cookies on our website

4.2        The names of the cookies that we may use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

  • Analytics

    • Google Analytics and Analytics collected directly

    • Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

  • Backup saving and management

    • Vaultpress
      Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • Contacting the User

    • Contact form
      Personal Data: address; city; company name; country; date of birth; email address; fax number; field of activity; first name; gender; last name; number of employees; phone number; profession; province; state; Tax ID; User ID; various types of Data; VAT Number; website; ZIP/Postal code

    • Mailing list or newsletter
      Personal Data: address; city; company name; Cookies; country; date of birth; email address; first name; gender; last name; phone number; profession; province; state; Usage Data; website; ZIP/Postal code

    • Phone contact
      Personal Data: phone number

  • Content commenting

    • Comment system managed directly
      Personal Data: Cookies; email address; first name; last name; Usage Data; username; website

  • Displaying content from external platforms

    • Google Fonts, MyFonts and Adobe Fonts
      Personal Data: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Google Maps widget, Vimeo video and YouTube video widget
      Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

  • Handling payments

    • Braintree, Stripe, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Android Pay
      Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • Heat mapping and session recording

    • Smartlook
      Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • Hosting and backend infrastructure

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

    • Mailchimp widget
      Personal Data: Cookies; email address; first name; last name; Usage Data

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

    • Google+ +1 button and social widgets, Facebook Like button and social widgets, LinkedIn button and social widgets, PayPal button and widgets and Twitter Tweet button and social widgets
      Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • YouTube button and social widgets
      Personal Data: Usage Data

  • Location-based interactions

    • Non-continuous geolocation
      Personal Data: geographic position

  • Managing contacts and sending messages

    • Mailchimp
      Personal Data: email address

  • Platform services and hosting

    • com
      Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • Registration and authentication

    • com Single Sign On
      Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

  • SPAM protection

    • Google reCAPTCHA
      Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

5. Analytics cookies

5.1        We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of Counterpoint Consulting’s website.

5.2        Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

5.3        The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv].

5.4        The information generated relating to Counterpoint Consulting’s website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

5.5        Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: [http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/].

6. Third party cookies

6.1        Counterpoint Consulting’s website from time to time might also use third-party cookies.

6.2        Details of the other third-party cookies used by our website are set out below. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the details below.

Google Analytics

The Counterpoint Consulting website uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Counterpoint Consulting website and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. How to reject or delete these cookies http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

 

YouTube

We may use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser in order to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. Information on YouTube’s privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

LinkedIn Share this

LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn share button. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn’s privacy policy page.

6.3        To improve your website experience, we sometimes embed video content from websites like YouTube and photos from Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Counterpoint Consulting does note control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

6.4        Counterpoint Consulting’s website may sometimes use ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their contacts through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Counterpoint Consulting does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

7. Blocking cookies

7.1        Counterpoint Consulting will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on the Counterpoint Consulting website or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

7.2  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

7.3 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

8. Deleting cookies

8.1        You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)          in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b)         in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c)          in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

8.2        Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites, however it may limit the functionality and your experience of using the Counterpoint Consulting website.

9. Cookie preferences

9.1        You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by deleting the cookies already stored on your computer, and using the cookie consent banner when refreshing the website.

10. Our details

10.1     This website is owned and operated by Counterpoint Consulting Ltd

10.2        We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 9856505 and our registered office is at 2a Highfield Road, Ringwood, Hampshire BH241RQ

10.3     You can contact us:

(a)          By using our Counterpoint website contact form at www.counterpointhr.com

(b)         By email, by contacting us at info@counterpointhr.com