Brightflag Cookie Policy

Last modified: February 2020

In order to provide, support and improve our website (“Site”), Brightflag will sometimes place small data files called ‘cookies’ on your device. Here we explain what cookies are, why we use them, and the choices you have when it comes to them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. It enables the website to identify you and remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another.

How does Brightflag use cookies?

Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. The information collected by cookies includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet (such as your operating system and platform), IP address, your browsing patterns and duration on the Site as well as your location. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer (see below, “How can you control the use of cookies?”). However, we can’t guarantee the optimal visiting experience to the Site when you choose to disable cookies.To make full use of the Site, your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) will need to accept cookies in order for us to enable you to log in and to provide you with certain personalised features. By viewing, scrolling or navigating the Site you are accepting Brightflag’s use of cookies in the ways described in this policy.

The Site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, for helping us to understand how you use the Site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Site and the pages that you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

We use advertising cookies to show targeted ads to potential customers. The behavioural advertising cookies used by the Site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

We also use social media buttons and/or cookies on the Site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the relevant social media sites (LinkedIn and Facebook) will set cookies through the Site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

We use Hubspot on the Site to track where our traffic comes from, create forms, and track how the Site performs. For more information on Hubspot cookies you can view their cookies page here.

We use cookies from Drift on the Site in order to offer live chat and support article look-up capabilities for visitors. For more information on Drift cookies, view their cookie page.

We use cookies from Hotjar on the Site to help us better understand how users interact with the Site so that we can improve individual pages or site wide elements. You can view Hotjar’s cookie page here.

A cookie register is also available on request by email to dpo@brightflag.com.

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the Site.

Every browser has different settings pertaining to the use of cookies. If you are not sure of the type and version of web browser you currently use to access the Internet, click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option.

Google Chrome

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  • The ‘Allow local data to be set’ function allows you to control whether cookies will be set on your device

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • If you wish to have an optimal browsing experience, ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  • Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Then select the Privacy icon
  • Click on Cookies. The ‘allow sites to set cookies’ function allows you to control whether cookies will be set on your device.

Safari

  • Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’, the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’ allows you to control third party cookies.
  • Click on ‘Security’, the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’ allows you to control third party cookies.

Contact us

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at DPO@brightflag.com.

We may amend or update this Cookie Policy from time to time so please review it periodically. If we make material changes, we will provide you notice of amendments to this Cookie Policy and update the “Last Modified” date at the top of this Cookie Policy.