At Martin & Co we are keenly aware of the trust you place in us, and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our websites, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.
Cookies are simple uncompiled text files that help coordinate the remote website servers and your browser to display the full range of features offered by most contemporary websites. These features include:
- Hassle-free automatic logins and authentication
- Shopping cart functionalities
- Third party ad serving
- Ad management
- Preference settings
- Language setting
You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Measuring our website usage - Google Analytics
We only use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following first-party cookies:
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Measuring our website usage - Hubspot
Hubspot stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Hubspot to use or share our analytics data.
Hubspot sets the following first-party cookies:
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Current concerns with cookies
There are many legitimate uses for cookies to enhance convenience and efficiency. However, some uses of cookies can lead to privacy concerns. These concerns typically emerge when a cookie holds personal information identifying you (e.g. a person's name, e-mail address, billing information, address or similar), or is used across multiple sites to track users and internet usage.
http://www.martinco.com does not use any of its first-party cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites. For all cookies, there are steps that you can take to manage your user preferences on how these are set.
How do I manage cookies or turn them off?
You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely, through your browser settings. Be aware that this may affect your browsing experience or even prevent you from using certain services such as those with a secure login, which require cookies to be set in order to work.
All modern browsers will let you change your cookie settings to give you broad control over whether cookies can be set or not. For more information, visit the help section for the browser you use.
Here are a few of the most popular:
If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can visit the Your Online Choices website which allows you to turn these off.
Please bear in mind that there are many more networks listed on the Network Advertising Initative than those that we use at Martin & Co.
Further information on cookies
For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies.
For information regarding the updated law on cookies visit the ICO.
The International Chamber of Commerce has published a guide for website operators on EU laws on cookies.