What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, https://apostillelondon.com) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them.
This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
How to control and delete cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit 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. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of London Apostille Services Ltd websites.
London Apostille Services Ltd uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the London Apostille Services Ltd websites on our behalf to deliver the web analytic and advertising services that they are providing to London Apostille Services Ltd. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers and how to opt out, please see section 3 below.
How do I turn cookies off?
The main browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in your browser’s ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
- Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
- Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
- Cookie settings in Safari docs.info.apple.com/article.html
We do not recommend turning cookies off when using London Apostille Services Ltd as this will prevent you from registering, signing in, and using many of the services on the site.
If you are primarily concerned about third-party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative www.networkadvertising.org
They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls. Please bear in mind that there are many more networks listed on this site than those we use at London Apostille Services Ltd. Visit the Network Advertising Network site for more details. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;
Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.
Our websites set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies that may be set include:
Google Remarketing – We use Google’s Remarketing cookie to market products and services we think may be of interest to you. You may see our adverts on Google’s Display Advertising Network of partner websites and Google’s own search results pages. We aim to carefully select the products and services we remarket to you and do so based on the pages you have visited on our website. To opt out of Google Remarketing, set your Google Ads Settings.
Twitter – Twitter provides London Apostille Services Ltd with the functionality to spread our content via social media. London Apostille Services Ltd use this cookie to collect anonymised statistics on the sharing of our content on Twitter via the sharing options on our website and blog.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the London Apostille Services Ltd websites now carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks.
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. London Apostille Services Ltd does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
Where can I get further information?
London Apostille Services Ltd
128 City Road