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‘OSSTEM UK’ use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We use the following cookies:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are required om order to let you use the osstemuk.com website. Without these, we are unable to provide you with the web content and information that you are requesting or would like to use. These cookies are also necessary to allow you to sign into or log into secure areas of our website
2. Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use and interact with our website, enabling us to improve the performance of our website and allowing you to find the content that you are explicitly looking for. These cookies do not collect user identifiable information and all data is in an aggregated, anonymised format. These cookies also allow us to improve the performance of our website.
3. Functionality cookies
These cookies allow us to remember your preferences and choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, commenting on a blog on our website, playing a video and remembering changes that you have made to text size, fonts and other sections of the website, where customisable. The information collected by these cookies are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity once you leave our website.
4. Targeting cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing activities on our website which may be used for advertising purposes to deliver more relevant content to you and your interests. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. You may opt out using the third part ‘opt-out’ options below
Cookies that we use
1. First-party (osstemuk.com) cookies
This website sets cookies that are essential for correct functionality. These cookies do not capture any personally identifiable information. These include:
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
gdpr 1-year GDPR compliance cookie
DYNSRV Session Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website
2. Third-party cookies
We have a number of third-party cookies on our website, and we do not control the operation of any of them.
Web browser setting: You can change your web browser cookie setting using the below links:
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Google Analytics and Display Advertising
Our website has been set up to use Google Analytics to collect data about web traffic to our website implementing the use of Display Advertising and Google’s DoubleClick cookie. In addition to data collected through the standard Google Analytics implementation, we have also implemented Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing). You can opt-out of these third-party cookies by using the below options:
Google Ads browser management: You can control the information Google uses to show you ads: Opt-out of Google Ads
Google DoubleClick: Used to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns. Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
_dc_gtm 1 minute Google Analytics deployed by Google Tag Manager