How are cookies used by Commelius Solutions?

Unlike many websites, Commelius Solutions’s doesn’t use any first party cookies to store data and respects your privacy. However we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and also use Google Analytics to understand how people use our website. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about this.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer. They’re here to make the site work better for you, and to help Commelius Solutions understand how people use our website.

These cookies aren’t used to identify you personally but they can remember activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser. You can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them, if you wish.

Cookies for measuring the use of Commelius Solutions (analytics)

By understanding how people use our website, Commelius Solutions can improve the information provided. This also ensures the service is available when you want it and fast. Commelius Solutions uses Google Analytics for gathering this data.

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.


YouTube cookie: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Purpose: To track visitor views of YouTube videos embedded in BIS web pages

Benefit: When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. YouTube is owned by Google: Google’s privacy policy

Data stored by cookie: Unique identifier, no personal information (data is only used in aggregate)

Duration of cookie: Expires after 241 days

Cookies set by third party sites: Trackalyzer

Trackalyzer is a cookie used by a third party provider that helps Commelius Solutions monitor site traffic and use. This process includes the collection of IP addresses and search-related data in order to evaluate visits to, and monitor use of, the site.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by third parties such as Google or YouTube, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which provides comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use the third party analytics company Google who will set its own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies. Commelius Solutions does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about this.

It’s important to note Commelius Solutions doesn’t use any third party cookies to track your behaviour outside of Commelius Solutions websites.