What are cookies
Cookies are widely used and are small files that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. They, also, perform other useful tasks, such as keeping track of choices you make during your visit to that website, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, generally improving your experience, and ensuring that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We use different categories of cookies
- Strictly necessary - enable you to navigate the Website and use its features. If you have chosen to identify yourself we may place on your browser cookies containing an encrypted, unique identifier. These allow us to uniquely identify you when you are on the Website.
- Performance - These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website including which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, they can be used to remember changes you have made to text size and fonts.
We, also, use web beacons. Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies help us compile information about clients and visitors’ usage of the Website and interaction with emails from Protean Risk. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, for example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to the Website. We, also, use web beacons to operate and improve the Website, Services and email communications.
Log Files, IP Addresses, URLs and Other Data
As with most websites, we gather certain information to help us analyse trends in the aggregate and administer the Website. This may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), device and application identification numbers, your location, your browser type, your Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files you viewed, your searches, your operating system and system configuration information, and date/time stamps associated with your usage. Due to Internet communications standards, when you visit or use the Website, we automatically receive the URL of the website from which you came and the website to which you go when you leave our Website. This information is used to analyse overall trends, to help us improve the Website, to track and aggregate non-personal information, and to provide the Websites and services.