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LIVERPOOL JUNE-JULY 2014

Cookie Policy

Liverpool Vision’s website in relation to the International Festival for Business (Our Site) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of Our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse Our Site and also allows us to improve Our Site. By continuing to browse Our Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. Please take the time to read this Cookie Policy in full and understand it.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

Cookies have a lifetime. Many only last until you close your browser or for a short time. These are called ‘session cookies’.

Some last far longer though, for example, to enable a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called ‘persistent cookies‘. Where possible, we’ll let you know how long these cookies last for.

Cookies set directly by a website owner (like us) are generally known as ‘first party cookies’. Many (if not most) modern websites also use bits of hidden technology provided by other parties. Online advertising is a particularly common example. These other parties may also set cookies when you use Our Site. If they do so, their cookies are generally known as ‘third party cookies’.

There are some other computer technologies which are technically different to cookies but are used to perform very similar jobs and function in a very similar way. For example, ‘locally stored objects’ (or ‘flash cookies’) are used to power some online video content, and ‘web bugs’ (or ‘web beacons’) are used for many of the same purposes as cookies.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task;
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested; and
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Now that we have explained what cookies are, please read ‘Our use of cookies’ to understand why we use them.

Our use of cookies

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of Our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of Our Site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services;
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around Our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way Our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily;
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to Our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region); and
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to Our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make Our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

We have set out brief details of the cookies we use below, together with an overview of why we use them:

Cookie Type

Cookie

Purpose

How long does cookie last for? (only if persistent)

More Information

Essential

Persistent

Cookie Policy

This cookie stores information that the cookie policy has been shown to the User.

5 years

This cookie is used to determine whether to show the cookie policy request message.

If the cookie is not placed, the cookie policy request message would keep appearing.

This cookie is placed the first time you view our website.

Essential

Session

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This cookie is used to store the user’s details including Name, address, email address and event registration contact number.

 

If this Cookie is not placed, you would not be able to register, login and access the account.

We regularly review the cookies we use and which our suppliers use to keep them to the minimum we think we need. In doing so, we aim to respect your right to privacy in your online life, which is very important to us, but also ensure you have a good browsing experience and ensure we have enough of the right kind of information to improve Our Site and business.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

We use the following third party cookies:

Cookie Type

Cookie

Purpose

How long does cookie last for? (only if persistent)

More Information

Essential/ Non-Essential

 

Persistent

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to our site from and the pages they visited. The information collected by the cookie may be stored outside the European Economic Area including but not limited to in the United States of America.

2 years

www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Please see www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html for how Google use your information.

 

If this cookie is not placed there will be no usage statistics.

Non-Essential

 

Persistent

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to our site from and the pages they visited. The information collected by the cookie may be stored outside the European Economic Area including but not limited to in the United States of America.

2 years

www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Please see www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html for how Google use your information.

 

If this cookie is not placed there will be no usage statistics.

Non-Essential

 

Persistent

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These cookies provide visitor statistics.

 

2 years

Ruler Analytics processes this cookie.

Ruler Analytics is an analytics package similar to Google Analytics.

 

If this cookie is not placed there will be no usage statistics

Non-Essential

 

Session

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These cookies provide visitor statistics.

 

 

Ruler Analytics processes this cookie.

Ruler Analytics is an analytics package similar to Google Analytics.

 

If this cookie is not placed there will be no usage statistics.

Non-Essential

 

Persistent

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This cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before Liverpool Vision’s share count cache is updated.

2 years

No data from this cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

 

If this cookie is not placed, social sharing data will not update.

 

During your visit to Our Site you may notice some cookies that are not related to Our Site. This happens when you visit a page with content embedded from a third party (for example YouTube videos) or use some of the links to social networking sites (e.g. Share This). We love it when you share information through a social media network but when you do so, please be aware that, these websites may place cookies on your computer. We do not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.

How can you manage cookies?

In case you do not agree with our Cookie Policy, we have provided the following details of how you can manage cookies yourself. By following the instructions below, you can tailor how your web browser behaves and to ensure only cookies and similar technologies with which you are happy are loaded on to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device.

Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie. If you choose not to accept the essential cookies, listed in the table above Our Site may not work properly / you will not be able to access certain features of Our Site / browsing experience will change / browsing experience will become less interactive, less personal to you, contain more error messages and certain websites may not be available at all.[1] Our Site is designed to use cookies, so it may be affected by some or all of these issues, as well as others not listed here.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit Our Site.

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We review our use of cookies and similar technologies regularly.

In doing so, we may change the cookies and other technologies we use, and how we use them.

As a result, we will need to change this Cookie Policy from time to time to keep it accurate and up to date.

Please look out for these notices in future when you are using Our Site.

Contact us

If you want any further information about our approach to cookies and similar technologies, Our Site in general or have any other privacy questions relating to us, we’d be happy to help you. Please write to us by email to ifbinfo@ifb2014.com or by post to Liverpool Vision, 10th Floor, The Capital, 30 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP.

For more information on privacy and data protection please also view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use pages [Drafting note: please insert links to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy sections of the site (for Registration / My profile and Business Brokerage / Meet the Buyer).

Thank you for taking the time to visit Our Site and read about our use of cookies and similar technologies.