Axiom Cookies Notice
Axiom’s Cookie Notice should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice which can be found here.
1. What is a cookie?
2. Are cookies safe?
Cookies are safe for your devices. They only store information used by your browser. They can't access any other content on your device, nor do they create malware or viruses.
3. Are there different types of cookies?
Cookies fall into two main categories:
- Session cookies: These cookies last for the duration of your visit to a site. They delete themselves when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies: These cookies stay on your device when you close your browser.
Cookies are further broken down into four main types of cookies depending on their purpose:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the operation of our sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into a secure area of our sites. Our sites cannot function properly without these cookies. We only use strictly necessary cookies for their essential purposes unless you have given us consent to any other uses that they may have.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (such as your preferred language).
- Analytical or performance cookies: We use these cookies to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our sites work, for example, by ensuring that our users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies: We use these cookies to record your visit to our sites and the pages you have visited. We use this information to make our sites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose (i.e. third parties that assist with our advertising).
Some of the cookies on our sites collect data for more than one use.
4. What about third-party cookies?
We use third parties when providing you with our sites which may set cookies on your browser or hardware. These third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you do not feel comfortable, you can individually block these cookies in the cookie settings on our sites or you can block them in general by changing the settings on your browser (so that it blocks all of these types of cookies).
5. Where can I see exactly what cookies Axiom uses, their purpose, duration and expiry?
As a global organisation, Axiom operates different sites across its locations to provide users with the most useful, relevant and informative experience. This also means that the cookies on our different sites vary – and as a result, we have provided you with a weblink to a table of all of our cookies per sites.
If you would like to find out about the cookies used on our sites, please click here.
6. Are there any specific cookies that Axiom uses that I should know about?
We use Google Analytics on our sites for our advertising purposes, to improve our sites and get feedback on how we are presenting our services to our users. Data is gathered by Google Analytics from users’ internet protocol address’ albeit in an anonymized form whereby Axiom can see information about the ages, genders and interests of our users. The data is then transmitted by Google Analytics onto a server in the U.S. where it is stored.
7. Would a cookie on my browser be considered to be my personal data?
As cookies allow us to identify you as an individual, we have your personal data in our systems. We believe in the importance of data privacy and treat your personal data with the utmost of care. If you would like to find out more about how Axiom handles personal data, please review our Privacy Notice which can be found here.
8. What if I share my device with other people?
If more than one person uses your device, the choices set by others will apply to you as well unless you specifically change them when you are using your device. For example, if you share a computer with your colleagues, family or friends, you may see adverts based on websites they have visited as well as websites you have visited.
9. What happens if I change or turn off one or more types of cookies in my browser?
You can visit the “options” or “preferences” menu or your browser to change your settings. You may find it useful to review the following useful websites which give you advice based on the browser you’re using:
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari for Macs and iOS
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Other useful websites that you may wish to visit include www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.
We are not responsible for the information on any of the websites above.
You can also choose to entirely turn off or delete cookies in your browser. If you do this, it may affect websites that use similar cookies to us. This is because the cookies choices you set in your browser replace any cookies choices you set on a single website. For instance, if you run an advertising blocker on your browser, you won't see Axiom ads that are tailored to you, even if you have turned on marketing cookies for our sites.
10. What are the consequences of refusing cookies?
If you use your browser setting to block all cookies (including strictly necessary and therefore essential cookies) in general or those specifically on our sites, you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites and subsequently enjoy all the functionality available.
11. Who should I contact if I have any questions?
This Cookies Notice is kept under regular review and was last updated in September 2020.