Cookie Policy

This Policy is intended to inform you how our Website uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs. This Cookie Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a minute to read and understand this Cookie Policy and also our Privacy Policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, the browser software and operating system used to access the page, and the time spent on our Website.

For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar relevant technologies.

CONSENT TO THE USE OF COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE

By continuing to use our Website, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this Cookie Policy.

BLOCKING OUR USE OF COOKIES

You can block our use of cookies by activating the settings in your browser. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I BLOCK COOKIES?

In order to use certain services offered through our Website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of the Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of our Website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback about how visitors use our Website , which informs our ability to improve our Website. We do not store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie. The purpose of Analytics cookies is storing information such as the time you visit the Website, and whether you have visited it before. For further information about Google Analytics cookies and an overview of privacy at Google please see here: Google Analytics. For more information about Adobe Analytics and an overview of privacy at Adobe please see here: Adobe Analytics Privacy

ADVERTISING

We also use Conversant cookies (these include Dotomi and Mediaplex cookies) and in certain instances we may use other similar cookies such as BlueKai, Lotame and Mediamath or similar cookies which preserve your anonymity and do not collect any personal information, but which assist us with advertising and marketing and our Data Management Platform. For more information about Mediaplex/Conversant cookies please see the Conversant Privacy Policy.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We may also use “Social Media” cookies to personalize your interaction with third party social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook where our Website uses such features. Such cookies recognize users of these social media sites when you view social media content on our Website. They also allow you to quickly share content across media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons. We may use the following Social Media cookies: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Yahoo, Vimeo and Addthis.

SURVEYS

We may periodically utilize a third-party provider by the name of “Survey Monkey” to allow site users to complete a voluntary survey regarding their user experience and to garner feedback as to how to enhance our site. Please see the Survey Monkey Privacy Policy.

MEDIA AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS

In addition to these, we use cookies from QuoteMedia to provide up-to date stock market information on the WSP Group Press Releases page and we may use vimeo, YouTube and similar cookies to provide video or news information and display.

Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although our analytics cookies may persist for between 2 and 10 years.