1.2 In this policy you will find information on which cookies may be set when you visit any of our websites and the purposes for which we use these cookies. This policy applies to any of our websites on which this policy is posted, including www.globalswitch.com, www.globalswitch.cn, www.globalswitch.de, www.globalswitch.es, www.globalswitch.fr, www.globalswitch.hk, and www.globalswitch.nl (each, a “Website” and together the “Websites”).
2.3 Please also see section 4 below regarding the ways you can control or delete the cookies we use.
3.1 A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your browser or the hardware of your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
3.3 Cookies may come from us ("first party cookies") or from third parties whose services we use or that we partner with ("third party cookies") and who we permit to set their cookies by configuring our Websites accordingly. In some cases, we will receive the information collected using a third party cookie whilst in others, the third party will provide a service to us without sharing that information in the form it was collected with us.
4.1 If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our Websites you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, you can select which cookies shall apply to you by selecting your choices through the Cookie Banner which will appear when you access our Websites. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
4.2 Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.
4.3 Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on our Websites.
5.1 A list of the first party cookies used by us on our Websites together with details about what each is used for can be found below under Cookie Details. We only use first party cookies that are strictly necessary. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Websites
6.2 The third party cookies used in connection with our Websites include:
6.2.1 Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Websites.
6.2.3 Advertising cookies. We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set cookies on our Websites in order to deliver targeted advertising to you. Please see a summary of the third party advertising cookies used in the table below. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations or would like to access a tool which you can use to disable them, please visit the Your Online Choices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.
6.3 A list of the third party cookies used in connection with our Websites can be found below under Cookie Details.
7.1 Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ (clear GIFs) or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.
7.2 You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can change your settings so that you open emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
7.3 Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the end of the email or you can contact us at DPM@globalswitch.com.
8.1 This policy was last updated on 27 August 2020. We may update this policy from time to time by posting a copy of the updated policy on our Websites or, if we have a record of your details, we may send you an e-mail. Any changes to the policy will take effect seven days after the date of our e-mail or the date on which we post the updated policy on the Website, whichever is earlier. We recommend you regularly check for changes and review all updates to this policy.
9.1 If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using our Websites, please direct your queries to our Data Protection Manager using the following contact details:
9.1.1 If you wish to write to us, please write to Global Switch, 2nd Floor, Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BY.
9.1.2 Our email address for data protection queries is DPM@globalswitch.com.