This policy forms part of and is incorporated into our Website Terms and Conditions http://www.asbis.com/privacy.cfm.
This policy explains how cookies are used on ASBIS websites in general and how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer's browser from a website's server and is stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket. A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular web site and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time.
You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org.
A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies.
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
We use both/only session cookies and persistent cookies on our websites.
We don't list every single cookie used by name - but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the websites:
Third-party service cookies
The social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
Facebook's data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
AddThis (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons): http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j--usS0bw
Storify's (a service that is sometimes used to embed a series of tweets) terms of service: http://storify.com/tos
Google Analytics provide anonymised statistical information for us. It processes IP addresses and information from cookies used on our websites so we know how many page views we have, how many users we have, what browsers they are using (so we can target our resources in the right way to maximize compatibility for the majority of our users) and, in some cases, in which country, city or region they are located. Some of the IP address and information from cookies gathered by this provider is processed by it outside the European Economic Area and we confirm that it satisfies the EU's data protection requirements.
If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the links below:
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
• Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at
• Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677 for mobile versions)
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer following the instructions provided by your browser. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
You can learn more about deleting cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/page-2 .
On a quarterly basis, we conduct an audit of all cookies being used across the website portfolio.
Our cookies policy may be amended from time to time without notice so it is important that you regularly check this policy so you are fully aware of any changes or updates.
To contact us about this policy, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing please indicate which of our sites you question relates to.
Policy Last Updated: May 2013