Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies and similar technologies on our websites and what you can do to manage how cookies are used.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They are often used as a mechanism for websites to remember things that a website browser has done there in the past, for example, clicking on particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

How does Piriform use Cookies?

In common with many other website operators, we use cookies on our website. We use them to enrich your experience of using the website by allowing us to tailor what you see to what we have learned about your preferences during your visits to the site. Our cookies are also used to enable us to develop our website to reflect our customers’ interests by noting who has seen which pages, how frequently particular pages are visited and determining the most popular areas of our website.
In general we use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality Cookies: These are used to improve the functional performance of the website and make it easier for you to use. For example, they are used to remember that you have previously visited the website and asked to remain logged in to the website.

Third Party Cookies: Piriform works with a number of companies that help us interact better with our customers, for example by helping us to optimise our website page layouts in order to provide the best experience for our visitors. These companies may use cookies to collect anonymous data such as how many people have viewed a particular page each day.

Remarketing: Piriform uses Google Adwords re-marketing tracking cookies. This allows the display of relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the Piriform website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine.

We respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of this cookie. This cookie only tells us that you have visited our page and therefore shows ads relating to this page. Remarketing tools, such as Google Adwords allow us to tailor our marketing to you and display ads that are relevant to you.

Opt-Out

If you do not wish to participate in our Google AdWords Remarketing you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google Ad Preferences page.

Why does Piriform allow cookies from other companies on its website?

Third party cookies help us to:

  1. collect statistics about how our website is used so we can improve our website;
  2. make sure you can see offers that are relevant to you;
  3. provide specific relevant content for your preferences and interests.

Cookies by themselves can’t be used to find out the identity of any user. The information is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal data. Unless you choose to tell them, the third party sites will never know who you are even if they assign your browser a cookie.

What third party cookies do we use?

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States of America. Google use this information to assess your use of the website, providing reports on website activity for website operators and other website activity and internet related services. Google may transfer this information to third parties, if required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. utma, utmt, utmb, utmc, utmz and utmv are the six main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enable website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

What happens with social networks?

If you choose to ‘share’ Piriform content with friends through Facebook, Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Managing Cookies

You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to the instructions or the online help files available via your relevant browser if you wish to manage cookies in this way. Alternatively, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for further information.
Please note, if you refuse cookies this may mean that you can’t use some of the additional features of our website and may not be able to access certain parts of the website.

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. As a result, please check back with this page regularly to see if anything's changed. Thanks!