Information Collection Technologies
In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, we or selected third parties may use a variety of technologies that store or access information already stored on your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (each a ‘device’) whenever you visit or interact with our website.
A few of the methods that may be used to store or access information already stored on your device include the following (and in future other technology and methods will be developed):
Cookies - a cookie is a text file placed on a device when a user visits a website. Cookies can be temporary (eg session) or permanent (eg persistent). They can also be first party (eg placed by us) or third party (eg placed by a third party advertiser or advertisements server).
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", to help the website analysze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Flash cookies - a Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on your device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. This can operate across all your browsers. We do not use Flash cookies.
HTML5 - HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage and do not require a plug-in. We do not use HTML5 cookies.
ETag or entity tag - an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL that acts as a form of device identifier. We do not use ETags.
- We use session "cookies" on the Maxim website.
- We track the internet address of the domains from which people visit us, collect demographic data provided by users to analyse trends, track users' movement patterns for aggregate use and analyze this data for trends and statistical purposes.
- Unless you submit to us your personal information, the individual user remains totally anonymous.
Our website stores a number of different cookies on the computer or device that you use to access our website. Cookies are small text files used by browsers to store small bits of information about a device or computer, such as preferred settings or preferred languages.
Cookies do not take up much space (unless you have thousands of them) and cannot contain viruses or other harmful code.
The ICO has categorised all cookies into to 4 classes:
|Category 1: strictly necessary cookies||These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.|
|Category 2: performance cookies||These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web 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.|
|Category 3: functionality cookies||These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.|
|Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.|
Using our site may result in the following cookies being stored on your computer:
|Name of cookie||Used for...|
|These category 1 cookies are used by our web server to differentiate between logged in and non-authenticated visitors (i.e. to store session information), and to determine whether a visitor came to our site via a search engine.|
|These cookies are set by our analytics software (Google analytics and New Relic) and are used to monitor how many people visit our site, which search engine they used to find our site, and how they navigated around the site (i.e. which pages were viewed) and how quickly our website loaded. These cookies do not store any information that is able to identify you personally and are immensely useful to us as business owners or service providers. These are classidied as category 2 cookies|
|These category 3 cookies are set by the social plugins that we use to share job postings via social networks. The actual cookies that are set will vary depending on which social networks you use and which ones you are signed into when visiting our site. For further information on the nature and the use of these cookies, please visit the privacy pages of the social sites that you use.|
|We use these cookies to determine whether to show you the warning bar at the top of the page and whether you have opted in or out of using cookies. At present it isn't possible to remember your choices if you don't want to store cookies on your computer without using cookies.|
Last Updated: July 2013