Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer and hold data relating to a specific website. Cookies are placed on the user’s computer by that website and accessed each time a user browses the site.
The cookies used by OpenBrix collect data to help us improve our website by seeing which parts of the site are being used, how users are navigating to each page and what items on each page they prefer to click on.
Below we have listed each of the cookies that our site uses, with detail as to why we use them. We’ve also detailed the time each cookie is kept on your system. This can be persistent (the cookie remains after you leave the site, to be used when you return) or session (the cookie is deleted once your visit is complete).
You can use this page to opt-out of certain types of cookie. Opting out will apply only to the browser or device that you are currently using, so you may need to change these settings again if you use other browsers or devices to access the site.
If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to control browser cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
We use the following types of cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website 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 website. 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).
  • Targeting cookies. 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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. If you have any queries or require more information on this please email corporate@OpenBrix.co.uk
Strictly Necessary Cookies [LIST REQUIRED]
Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to connect you to our site properly.
Cookie
Purpose
Persistent or Session
Performance Cookies [LIST REQUIRED]
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site, for instance which page is viewed most often, and if error messages are seen. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.
Like most websites, we use analytics software, such as Google Analytics. This software gathers anonymous data relating to how our site is being used and then provides us with aggregated visitor statistics, number of page views etc. We supplement this data with our own analytics, which allows us to do more in-depth analysis of how people use our site. We feel that this information is vital to us, helping us to make the site as easy to use and useful as possible.
We regularly add new features and change existing features to make the site work as well as possible, and to make the experience as helpful as possible to all parties (we care about the experience all of our users get!) To ensure that the changes we make are useful, we test variants of these changes across our site, reviewing data from our analytics system to see what works best. The cookies below allow us to do that.
Cookie
Purpose
Persistent or Session
Functionality Cookies [LIST REQUIRED]
These cookies allow us to remember choices you have made to provide a more enhanced, personal service. The information these cookies collect relates only to our website.
We have a bunch of features which need to understand what you’ve been doing on the site recently, and to reduce the amount of times you have to do the same thing. For instance, you don’t want to fill in the contact agent form again and again with the same data, so we store that information to reduce the time it takes and to make life easier. All the cookies below perform a similar function.
Cookie
Purpose
Persistent or Session
Local Storage [LIST REQUIRED]
In addition to cookies, local storage allows us to use a tiny bit of space on your machine to store information, in much the same way as cookies. We use this to store information which, we feel, enhances your journey through the site by remembering previous actions and making them default for the future. All local storage is persistent, with no expiry.
Cookie
Purpose
Targeting Cookies and Online Behavioural Advertising
The OpenBrix site uses cookies from third party advertising partners to deliver relevant advertisements to you both on the OpenBrix website and on other websites. Below is a list of our advertising partners. To opt-out of a third party’s use of cookies and behavioural advertising you must visit its website and follow its specified opt-out procedures. We have provided links and additional assistance below, but we cannot take responsibility for third party websites. This information may change over time.
  • Google
You can learn how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services by visiting their website.
If you don’t want Google to use information based on your OpenBrix activity for the purpose of showing you more relevant advertisements, you can opt out by following the instructions specified on their website.
For reference, Google operates the Google Display Network (comprising partner websites and some Google properties like YouTube), DoubleClick online ad serving products and the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, and Invite Media.
Because Google uses DoubleClick and Invite technology, cookies placed by Google for behavioural advertising, including the opt-out cookie, will appear as DoubleClick and Invite cookies.
  • PubMatic
Google DoubleClick may delegate to another third-party agency, PubMatic, to deliver relevant advertisements to you on OpenBrix.
If you don’t want PubMatic to use information based on your activity on OpenBrix sites for the purpose of showing you more relevant ads, you can follow their specified opt-out procedures shown on the PubMatic website.
  • Facebook
For more information on how Facebook ads work, and to control the types of adverts shown to you, visit their website here. If you’d prefer that Facebook didn’t use information based on your activity on OpenBrix sites for the purpose of showing you more relevant ads, you can opt-out by accessing your Facebook settings.
  • Captify
Captify allows advertisers to target users who have searched on Yahoo, Google and Bing. Search Retargeting enables advertisers to focus on users who have expressed intent and match their desired audience with quality inventory. Learn more about Captify here.
To opt-out of Captify ads, please visit adchoices here.
  • Samba TV
Samba has integrated TV data from multiple sources — from smart TVs to set-top boxes to TV apps — to help advertisers and broadcasters understand the TV viewership habits of the modern consumer. Learn more about Samba here.
You can opt-out of having Samba use your web browsing information for interest-based advertisements by going here to the NAI website or accessing “Opt-out of Samba TV Ads” available on the Samba website here.
  • Groundtruth
GroundTruth is a mobile advertising platform specializing in location powered mobile ads. Their services combine data, technology, and strategy to help advertisers reach the audiences most likely to be interested in their products or services. Find out more here.
To opt-out of Groundtruth advertising, you can do so via the YourAdChoices website here.
  • Hotjar
OpenBrix uses Hotjar to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize our services and our user’s experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.
  • MediaMath
MediaMath provides advertisers with the ability to run interest-based advertising, to make the ads you see more interesting and relevant to you based on the types of sites you visit online and other information that does not personally identify you. Learn more about MediaMath here.
To opt-out of MediaMath ads, please visit adchoices here.
  • Optimizely
Some of our pages use a third-party software provider, Optimizely, to test variations in the content to help us improve your experience. You can view the Optimizely privacy policy or opt-out using the links below.
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