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We want to make the use of our website easy, useful and reliable. To do this we sometimes place small amounts of information on your device. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally but they do make your experience as a visitor better.

Our site automatically deploys two cookies on visitors' computers on arrival at our website, provided cookies are not blocked by the vistors' browsers.

One of these cookies (CONCRETE5) allows us to tailor the user experience and is automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session - 30 minutes after leaving the site.

The second cookie (cookieNoticeDisplayed) is deployed once a visitor has been flagged about our use of cookies by the pop-out notice. It allows the banner to remain closed as you visit different pages on the site. It is automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session - 30 minutes after leaving the site.

In addition the site deploys a number of third party generated cookies because of the integration of various third party applications on the site.

The cookies of which we are aware include:

From Google:

PREF, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, NID, docsperf, rememberme, __qca, HSID, APISID, SID

These cookies provide us with information about the numbers of visitors and how they reached us, they also recognise location when used with Google maps and allow the pages to be liked using Google+

We do not have control over the cookies deployed by Google we are forced to accept them to take advantages of the services this company provides which we believe to be of value to our visitors - their privacy policy which governs their use of cookies can be found here.

From Twitter:

k, guest_id, pid, twll, _twitter_sess, t1, twll, js

These cookies allow us to integrate twitter feeds into our site and let our visitors share links to our pages.

We do not have control over the cookies deployed by Twitter we are forced to accept them to take advantages of the services this company provides which we believe to be of value to our visitors - their privacy policy which governs their use of cookies can be found here.

From Facebook:

c_user, datr, lu, s, xs

These cookies allow integration with facebook so that pages can be liked and shared.

We do not have control over the cookies deployed by Facebook we are forced to accept them to take advantages of the services this company provides which we believe to be of value to our visitors - their privacy policy which governs their use of cookies can be found here.


From Add This

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To enable sharing of our content through other smaller social networking sites we utilise a service called AddThis Social Share from Add This llc. These cookies are deployed by add this to enable the sharing of information through users social network accounts.

We do not have control over the cookies deployed by Add This we are forced to accept them to take advantages of the services this company provides which we believe to be of value to our visitors - their privacy policy which governs their use of cookies can be found here.

General Cookie Advice

You can restrict or block the cookies used by the I-COM website through your browser settings but this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.

You should be aware though that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.