A description of the types of cookies used by the Website and how we use them can be found below. We may update this description from time to time. As mentioned, steps will be taken to draw this to the user’s attention and to collect appropriate new consents at that time, where necessary.
When users use the Website they will be using a browser and this means that they can control, block or restrict cookies through their browser settings. Information on how to do this can be found within the Help section of the browser used. All cookies are browser specific. Therefore, if you use multiple browsers or devices to access websites, you will need to manage your cookie preferences across all of these elements. In addition when you first visit our Website you will see a cookies consent banner or pop-up which draws your attention to the fact that cookies are used and which links through to this Cookies Policy.
There are also several online resources that can provide more information on cookies and how they can be controlled within a variety of different web browsers. Please visit either http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information.
If you use a mobile device to access the Website, you will need to refer to your instruction manual or other help/settings resource in order to find out how to control cookies on the particular device.
Please note: if you restrict or delete cookies, you may experience a loss of functionality while accessing the Website and you will be treated as a first time visitor the next time you visit the website.
The Website uses session cookies (which expire once a user closes their web browser), session cookies are analysed by Google Analytics and give us information about the time you spent on the Website, which parts of the Website you visited and any click-through you followed in the Website. The Website may also use persistent cookies (these remain on a user’s computer or other device when they close their web browser – until such time as they expire or the user deletes them).
We have grouped the cookies used by the Website into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we use them:
Strictly Necessary: these cookies are strictly necessary for the Website to work properly and for us to keep it secure. They are needed to allow users to use the Website and its features, including to move between pages of the website.
Performance/Analytical: these cookies allow us to collect certain information about how a user navigates the Website. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our site is being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us personalise our site for you.
Marketing: these cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. We may use this data to tailor the marketing and ads you see on our own and other websites and mobile apps, including social media.
You might notice that some cookies on the website are not related to us (i.e. Together Financial Services Limited). This is because some of the pages on the Website contain embedded content from third party websites – such as video from YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn for example. Because this content is from another website, we do not control the cookies which relate to this. If a user wants to change their cookie preferences to block these third party cookies, they should check the third party websites for information on how to manage their cookies.
We may also embed social sharing icons throughout the Website. These sharing options are designed to enable users to easily share the Website’s content with their friends using a variety of different social networks. These social sharing sites may set a cookie when a user is logged into their service. Please note that we do not control the dissemination of these cookies and users should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how the user can control them.