Last updated 30th May 2019.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that our website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Generally, it contains certain information that is not personally identifiable to you, but is used to improve and personalise your web experience. For example, a cookie can include the date and time of visits to the website, the pages viewed, the time spent on the website and the sites visited just before and just after it.
Some of the pages you visit on our website may also collect information through the use of web beacons, also called pixels, image tags or script tags. They are small files or pieces of code that are used in conjunction with cookies to record what links are clicked on.
We also use third-party cookies and similar technologies which allow us and these parties to collect the information that you have visited our website. We use them to manage and monitor our online advertising and aggregate anonymous information relating to the use of our website by visitors, advertising responses, page views, and promotion views.
Such pixel tags may be used to recognise third party cookies and inform us and/or third parties which advertisement or link brought you to our website, allowing us to measure effectiveness of promotional activities and ultimately to improve our website, and the products and services we offer.
When you first visit our website, it will present you with a Cookie Notice. By browsing our site, closing the Cookie Notice message, or clicking “Continue”, you agree to our use of all cookies, web beacons and similar technologies as described in this policy.
Some cookies are required by this website for it to function correctly. You can block certain cookies although this may affect the functionality and your experience of the website.
Types of cookies.
Based on length of their expiration period, the cookies on our website can be session based or persistent ones.
Session cookies only last for as long as the session and they expire at the end of your current visit to the Site. They allow us to link your actions during that particular session.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple visits.
Based on ownership, the cookies on our website fall into two categories:
First-party cookies are those set and managed by Orchard Stone in order to preserve your preferences. These cookies are necessary for the functionality of our website and cannot be disabled from within our website. However, you can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but please note some parts of the website will not function.
Third-party cookies are from our analytics and marketing providers. These enable us to monitor the use of our website and provide us with performance and analytic data to help improve our website and marketing. They do this by recognising your device, browser, operating system and compile non-personal information about you.
Using third party cookies, we collect anonymous information such as which pages you visit on our website, how much time you spend on these pages, and your geographic region based on the IP address assigned to you. If you disable these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor and improve its performance.
Cookies used on this website.
We use Google Analytics which places the following cookies in your browser:
_ga, duration 2 years
_gid, duration 24 hours
_gat, duration 1 hour
Change Cookie Settings in your Browser.
You can modify your Cookie preferences directly from your browser. Almost all browsers allow you to detect Cookies and block them automatically. Please note that if you disable our website cookies or cookies in general in your browser settings, this will also disable the essential cookies on this website and some parts of the website will not work.
Browser-specific help with cookies can be found in the links below.
Changes to this cookies policy.
We reserve the right to modify this Cookies Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Cookies Policy, we will post the updates here. We reserve the right to amend, update or adapt this Cookies Policy to reflect any changes in the functionality of our Site, legislation or in the interpretation by the relevant data protection laws.