Privacy Statement

Any communication or material that you may post or transmit to AOC UK Ltd over the Internet is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. By posting or transmitting any communication or material to this site, you agree that AOC UK Ltd or any of its affiliates may use such communication or material for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting.

Links to other websites

For your convenience, this site may contain links to other sites, including some sites administered by AOC UK Ltd, or administered by other companies on behalf of AOC UK Ltd, as well as to sites unrelated to AOC UK Ltd. The foregoing Privacy Statement does not apply to these linked sites. Each site should be checked for its own privacy statement. AOC UK Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked sites that are not administered by or on behalf of AOC UK Ltd. A link on this site to any site not administered by or on behalf of AOC UK Ltd does not imply (1) that AOC UK Ltd agrees with or endorses the information, data or representations contained therein; (2) that AOC UK Ltd sponsors, endorses, or is affiliated with or otherwise connected with such site, or with the company(ies) that operate it; or (3) that AOC UK Ltd has authorized the linked site to use any names, logos and trademarks or copyrighted material of AOC UK Ltd or its affiliates..

Cookies

What are "cookies" and how are they used?

Cookies are small packets of information which are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

You will be aware that the laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws, however, we do the following:

  • We only use cookies they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes and you can inspect, delete or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
  • We support technologies which have been developed and are being developed for your web browser which allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.

What "cookies" are used on this Website?

Critical first party cookies

__utma

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Google Analytics: The _utma cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to final event (e.g. apply for job).
Consent method
Implied Consent

__utmb

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
30 minutes
Purpose
Google Analytics: The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. The __utmb cookie expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. More information: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

__utmc

Type of cookie
Session
Expiry period
-
Purpose
Google Analytics: The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. The __utmc cookie has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. More information: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

__utmz

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
6 months
Purpose
Google Analytics: The __utmz cookie keeps track of where you came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where you were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion (e.g. job application).

_atuvc

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Social Networking (addthis.com): The __atuvc cookie is created and read by AddThis tracking service on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated

Third party cookies

ebNewBandWidth_.googleads.g.doubleclick.net __ar_v4 id _drt_

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
90 days
Purpose
These cookies are written by Google for the purpose of showing advertisements to users who have previously visited our site as they browse other websites on the internet. Further information on Google Remarketing can be found here: www.google.co.uk/ads/innovations/remarketing.html
Consent method
Implied Consent

xtc

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Social Networking (addthis.com): The xtc cookie is used by AddThis in recording user sharing and social activity. AddThis, owned and operated by Clearspring Technologies, is a content sharing platform which gives end users a way to share content across the social web, and provides publishers with in-depth analytics.
Consent method
Implied Consent

uid

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years days
Purpose
Social Networking (addthis.com): The uid cookie provides a uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID. AddThis, owned and operated by Clearspring Technologies, uses this information to give end users a way to share content across the social web, and provide publishers with in-depth analytics.
Consent method
Implied Consent

uvc

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Social Networking (addthis.com): The uvc cookie measures how often AddThis see a user. AddThis, owned and operated by Clearspring Technologies, uses this information to give end users a way to share content across the social web, and provide publishers with in-depth analytics.
Consent method
Implied Consent

psc

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
TSocial Networking (addthis.com): The psc cookie used by AddThis in recording user sharing and social activity. AddThis, owned and operated by Clearspring Technologies, is a content sharing platform which gives end users a way to share content across the social web, and provides publishers with in-depth analytics.
Consent method
Implied Consent

test_cookie

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Ttest_cookie
Consent method
Implied Consent

id

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
2 years
Purpose
Ttest_cookie
Consent method
Implied Consent

_ar_v4

Type of cookie
Persistent
Expiry period
4 years
Purpose
Ttest_cookie
Consent method
Implied Consent

Definitions

  • "First Party" Cookie – A cookie placed by this Website
  • "Third Party" Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this Website)
  • "Permanent" Cookie - The cookie information is permanently stored on your device
  • "Session" Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser's memory
  • Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this Website after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • Explicit Consent – You specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • "Strictly Necessary" Cookies – These cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required.

We don't seek to collect your personal information and where we do, we strive to anonymise your personal information as soon as practicable.

How to disable cookies

If you are concerned about third party cookies, users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to opt out of these third party cookies.

To disable cookies in your web browser, you can:

Google Chrome:

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click 'Show advanced settings'
  • In the "Privacy" section, click the 'Content settings' button
  • To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Allow local data to be set', this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
  • To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Block sites from setting any data'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
  • In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Opera:

  • Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
  • Select 'Quick Preferences'
  • To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
  • To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari on OSX:

  • Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security'
  • To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
  • To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html