APD Communications Limited’s (“we”, “us”, “our”) websites ww.apdcomms.comwww.internationalcontrolroomweek.com, and www.controlroomawards.com.

(Together our “Website”), uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This not only helps us to provide you with a better experience and improve our Website, but also provides us with information about your experience and interests. This information is used to make content and services more relevant and useful during future visits.

Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your device by websites that you visit. By continuing to browse the Website, you agree and consent to our use of cookies. If you do not agree, you must not continue to use or browse our Website (or alternatively you can adjust your browser settings to not accept cookies (see “Controlling Cookies” below)).

Types of Cookies

The types of cookies used on our Website are:

Analytical Cookies

These cookies collect information about the number of visitors to our Website and how such visitors use it, for example: which pages are visited most often; and any error messages received. These cookies do not collect any personal data and the information that is collected is aggregated and anonymous. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted from your device after two (2) years. Others are “session cookies” which are stored in your device’s temporary memory and are erased after the browser is closed.

We use the “Google Analytics” tool provided by Google to collect anonymous information to analyse how visitors access and use our Website and to compile reports on Website activity. You can find more information on how Google Analytics uses this information (including Google’s privacy policy) by visiting www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners. You may reject or delete these cookies by downloading and installing the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies can be used to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to you and your interests.

We don’t currently carry out any advertising on our Website, however we use “Google Display” and “DoubleClick” cookies provided by Google to collect this information and these cookies will be stored on your device. You can find further information and details on Google Display at www.google.co.uk/ads/displaynetwork/index and DoubleClick at www.doubleclickbygoogle.com.

Without collecting any personal information about you, these cookies can:

  • limit the number of times the same advertisement is shown to you;

  • enable a sequence of adverts to be shown in the right order;

  • calculate the number of users to which the advert has been displayed; and

  • calculate the number of users who visit a website as a direct response to an advertisement.

Targeting cookies expire and are automatically deleted no more than ninety (90) days from the time the cookie is set (or updated). Google Display cookies are usually deleted automatically in thirty (30) days from the time the cookie is set (or updated).

Controlling Cookies

If you don’t want us to use cookies when you visit our Website, (in addition to, for example, downloading the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” (see above)) you can delete cookies after having visited our Website, or browse our Website anonymously using your browser’s anonymity settings and you can do this through your browser settings. If you use your browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access all parts and/or functionality of our Website.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies are used to enable certain additional functionality on our websites, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from taking the same survey multiple times. This functionality improves user experience.

Social Media Cookies

Social media cookies collect information about social media usage.

For more information about cookies and details of how to delete, disable and turn off cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Contact us

To contact us about our cookies and Cookie Policy, please email hello@apdcomms.com or write to us at: FAO Marketing Team, APD Communications, Minster Corner, South Church Side, Hull, HU1 1RR, United Kingdom.

APD Communications Limited, Registered in England No: 01847526

APD Cookie Policy v1.0, last updated 27th August 2019.