Cookie Policy

Our Cookies

The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better so that we can provide a more focused user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, The Corporate Confidante can enhance subsequent visits by tailoring our content to match your requirements.

We use cookies principally because we want to make our websites user-friendly, and we are interested in anonymous user behaviour. Generally, our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, The Corporate Confidante encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work as you would expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of our site
  • Continuously improving our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personal identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting Us Permission To Use Cookies

If the settings in your software browser that you are using to view this website are adjusted to accept cookies we take this and your continued use of our website to means you consent to the use of our cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below. However doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More About Cookies

Here’s a list of the main types of cookies we use, and what we use them for.  We’ve described them using the categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce in the ICC UK Cookie Guide.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential 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. Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

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. Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allows us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many companies we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous and does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a website works. We might also use these cookies to highlight The Corporate Confidante products or services which we think will be of interest to you based on your use of our websites.

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, these cookies can 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. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised, and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so-called analytical programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop them being accepted. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.