Cookie Policy

Cookie notice

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, IMS Limited’s website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience.  A cookie usually contains the name of the website where the cookie comes from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your computer/device) and a value that usually consists of a randomly generated unique number.  This page describes what information these cookies gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored.  However, this may compromise certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies to make the IMS Limited websites easier to use and to better tailor the site to your interests and needs.  Cookies can also be used to improve the speed of your future activities and sessions on our websites.  We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics with which we can gain insights into the way people use our website so that we can improve the structure and content of the website.  We cannot personally identify you on the basis of this information.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.  Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.  Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools or to understand our user base more accurately.  These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.  The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.  These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered.  When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site and helping us understand which types of optimisation our users appreciate the most.

In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account.  These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

More Information

We hope that the above clarifies how we use cookies.  As mentioned previously, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

This cookie statement was published April 2018.  We are constantly working on supplementing and improving this.  We therefore recommend reviewing this statement regularly to keep abreast of any changes.