EU Directive on Cookies
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 recently came into effect. According to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), website owners are required to obtain consent from visitors to their website before placing cookies on their computers.
By using our site, you are giving us your implied consent to set cookies on your computer. Should you not wish to accept cookies from us, you may need to change your browser's configuration to prevent them from being set, or arrange to opt out (where possible).
What is a cookie?
Cookies can be either temporary or longer lasting. A session cookie exists for the duration of your visit to the website and is deleted when you leave it. A persistent cookie has a set lifespan and will remain on your computer for a specific length of time unless otherwise deleted by you.
Cookies used on the Orbitas website
Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to help us to identify the way in which our website is used so we can try to improve it. The following cookies are set by Google analytics:
These are all used to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our site in terms of the numbers of visitors, the pages that they visit and the website they came from.
Social Media and third party Cookies
Where we link to external social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Flickr, these sites may set cookies when you visit them. You will need to refer to their respective privacy policies to see how this information is used.
If you click on links posted on Twitter by Orbitas, these may be shortened links that have been processed by Bit.ly. Bit.ly provides us with anonymised statistics about these links which can tell us how many times they have been clicked. This can help us to assess the effectiveness of our use of social media. Bit.ly do not have any access to any data collected on our website.
You can prevent us from setting cookies by making changes to your browser settings. For more information, please refer to your browser's 'Help' function. If you do choose to restrict the setting of cookies, this may stop the site from appearing to work properly when you visit it.
It is possible to opt-out of allowing Google cookies to be set. Visit the Google Opt-out page to find out how to do this.
Another initiative for Firefox users is Mozilla's Do Not Track initiative which aims to make it easier for users to opt out of accepting cookies via their browser.