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This Cookie Policy forms part of our Privacy Statement.

Cookie Policy

This document outlines our use of cookies to order to improve the overall user experience and ensure that it is functioning effectively, and on occasion also to provide marketing information or advertise online, either directly or through third party vendors

Introduction

This Cookie Policy is part of our Privacy Statement. For more information about us, and how we protect visitor information, please see our Privacy Statement.

In order to provide you with a more personalised and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of digital information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. By using this Website you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice and also to the use of cookies on the other country, regional or practice specific websites contained in deloitte.com that you may visit, as described in their accompanying cookie notices.

We collect information through automated means.  This information is gathered through cookies (including Flash cookies), web beacons, pixels, server calls, web server logs, JavaScript, and other tracking technologies (collectively referred to as “Cookies”).  These technologies are employed to enhance and refine the services that we provide and to relevant content, products, services, and advertising.

It’s important to note that opting out of Advertising Cookies is specific to your device and may not remove advertisements from the pages you visit.  Instead, it means that the ads you encounter may not align with your interests.

What cookies do we use and why?

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose. Ensuring the smooth functioning of almost any modern website typically requires gathering essential information about its users.

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have registered and signed into this Website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyse how you use this Website in more detail.

This site may, with your permission, also use targeted cookies which are cookies used to deliver advertising or marketing material relevant to your interests. They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Cookies serve four main functions and can be categorised as follows:;

Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

Information we obtain from cookies.

The information we obtain through Cookies may include various details concerning your computer, device, and browser configuration.  This encompasses your IP address, browser type, operating system, device specifications, language preferences, mobile device or advertising ID, referral URLs, and your interactions with our platform.  These interactions may involve viewed content, past usage patterns, access times, email and advertising engagements, frequent searches for articles, and additional software or hardware specifics.  Enhancing your overall website experience is a priority for us.  Our use of cookies enables various functionalities, such as user registration for comments and the analysis of visitor traffic and duration of stays on our site.

Respecting users’ privacy is paramount to us.  While we utilise cookies to monitor and enhance our services, they also facilitate the delivery of tailored advertising campaigns based on your interests and browsing behaviour, ensuring that our content remains freely accessible to our readers.  Occasionally, we may feature links to products and services from third-party vendors, and we may receive commissions for subsequent purchases made through these links.  Cookies may track your visits to these third-party sites to ensure accurate compensation.  It’s important to note that these commercial agreements have no bearing on our editorial content whatsoever.

When you access our platform from a mobile device or another device, we may also collect information specific to that particular device.  This may include a unique device identifier (UDID), mobile phone number, and details about your mobile carrier.

How to control cookies

By using this Website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.

Please be aware that disabling or blocking any or all cookies may result in some features of the ABS Accountancy Ltd not functioning as intended, or you may lose access to features or personalisation options available through the ABS Accountancy Ltd.  For instance, disabling or rejecting cookies on the site may prevent you from accessing certain features, such as video content or services requiring sign-in or recognition of your commenter ID.

Browser control

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:
Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Marketo: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies

A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of this Website use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website.

We harness the insights obtained from cookie usage to refine our products and services, including identifying popular content.  Additionally, cookies allow us to connect your interactions on our platform with the personal data we possess about you.  For instance, if you’ve expressed interest in receiving information about upcoming products or promotions, cookies enable us to tailor the content we deliver to match your online interests and preferences.

Social Buttons

We use ‘social buttons’ to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet including on this Website. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

Advertising Cookies

Our service providers employ Advertising Cookies to deliver personalised ads tailored to your interests.  These cookies enable us to customise the advertisements and content you encounter on our platforms, conduct interest-based advertising, limit ad exposure frequency, and evaluate advertising campaign effectiveness. They are also used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions. They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be placed by the operators themselves. They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine who you are, though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.

External Web Services

We sometimes use external web services on the site, to display content within the web pages of this website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls.  As with the social medial buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of embedded content.  These third parties may utilise their cookies to gather information on our and other website.

We engage analytics services from third parties to generate Analytics Cookies on our behalf.  While we may not directly access these cookies, we leverage the statistical insights derived from them to personalise content and fulfil other purposes outlined earlier.  These third-party entities may share this information with other parties as required by law or as part of their service provision.  Additionally, third-party advertisers and organisations may deploy their cookies to monitor your activities on our website and to analyse the effectiveness of their advertisements.

Please note that we do not govern the use of these third-party cookies, and their utilisation is subject to the respective policies of the third-party entities.  For further details on these cookies and how to manage them, please consult the relevant policies on third-party websites.

Communications

 We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain emails to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting.  If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled.  Registered Subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.  We may modify or amend this Cookie Policy from time to time at our discretion.  When we make changes to this notice we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Policy shall be effective to you.

Any updates you make to your browser or device settings, or if you opt out of cookies using an online link, will apply to the device where the changes were made.  Please be aware that disabling or blocking any or all cookies may result in some features of our site not functioning as intended, or you may lose access to certain features or personalisation options available, for instances, disabling or rejecting cookies on the site may prevent you from accessing features, such as video content or services requiring sign-in or recognition of your commenter ID, meaning you won’t able to leave comments.

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