What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Personal data

Depending on whether visitors grant us their permission – opt in/opt out according to the preferences on my profile pages – the use of cookies could also include processing of visitors personal data. More specific, with the permission of visitors, we could use visitors email addresses to tie their activities to their identity.

On this basis, 1 could use personal data to register what the individual visitor is pursuing. These preferences are used to ensure that visitors are subject to relevant content on our websites. In short, to let 1 personalise content.

The personal data we process in this regard includes:

  • Email address, name and company
  • Employers key information
  • Likely interests based on registered movement on website and subscription preferences.

Personal data is not shared with any third party except our subcontractors when placing and managing cookies. All processing of personal data is subject to security and privacy standards according to applicable data protection legislation.

You can block Cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies.

However, 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 site.