Supplemental EU Cookie Policy

Additional terms and conditions governing our Website’s use of cookies

The website at www.opex.com (the “Website”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website, and it also provides us with information so that we can improve the Website. 

The terms and conditions below provide you with additional information about the cookies that we may use and the potential uses of those cookies.

To review the other privacy policies that apply to users of www.opex.com, please review the Website Data Privacy Policy (the “Website Privacy Policy”), which is located at www.opex.com.  Our Website Data Privacy Policy incorporates without limitation the terms and conditions set forth below. 

For further information about our cookies policies, you may also contact us at:  info@opex.com.

Your consent 

By continuing to use the Website, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer for the purposes set forth in the Website Privacy Policy. 

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Website, you must stop using the Website.

(Please note that in some localities we make seek your affirmative opt-in consent for the placement of cookies on your computer.  In those localities, if you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Website, please do not opt-in and do not use the Website.)

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies as soon as you visit the Website, except in those localities where we seek your affirmative consent for the placement of cookies.

Key concepts 

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.opex.com).

Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to delete and block our cookies 

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies as soon as you visit the Website, except in those localities where we seek your affirmative consent for the placement of cookies.

Changing your cookie settings 

Please note that Internet browsers typically allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your Internet browser. In order to understand these settings, you may wish to search online for “cookies settings in Internet Explorer,” “cookies settings in Firefox,” “cookies settings in Chrome,” “cookies setting in Safari,” and the like. Otherwise you may wish to consult the 'Help' option in your Internet browser for more details.

Can I withdraw my consent? 

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your Internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

What cookies do we use and why? 

To find out about specific cookies we use on this Website, please see the final section of these terms and conditions.

The cookies used on the Website are categorized as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Strictly necessary 

'Strictly necessary' cookies let you move around the Website and use essential features and shopping baskets, if any. Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide services that you have requested through the Website.

We may use these strictly necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to the Website
  • Enable you to submit information via online forms such as registration and feedback forms

Accepting these cookies may be a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee your use of the Website.

Performance 

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use the Website, e.g., which pages you visit, whether you experience any errors, etc. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how the Website works, understand the interests of our users, and measure whether our content is effective. 

We may use performance cookies to:

  • Provide aggregate statistics about the use of the Website

Some of our performance cookies may be managed for us by third parties.

By using the Website, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies may be a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent them, we cannot guarantee how the Website will perform for you.

Functionality 

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. These cookies are placed on your hard drive if the related functionality is used.

We may use functionality cookies to:

  • Remember settings you have applied if you adjust publications text sizes
  • Keep you logged in to the Website
  • Store your preference to hide cookie notice on subsequent visits

Targeting 

‘Targeting’ cookies may be used to track your visit to the Website and other websites, including the pages that you have visited and the links that you have followed, which allows third parties to display targeted ads to you on the websites you visit.

We and our third-party service providers may use targeting cookies to:

  • Provide third parties with information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements or other offers that may be of interest to you.

If you are in the EU, you may opt-out of certain third party cookies that we and other websites may use for targeting through http://www.youronlinechoices.eu or www.aboutads.info.    Opting out of one or more ad networks only means that those particular members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on the Website or other third party websites. If your browser is configured to reject cookies when you visit one of the above referenced opt-out pages, and you later erase your cookies, use a different computer or change Web browsers, your preference may no longer be active. Since all of these cookies are managed by third parties, you should refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications and policies for further information (see below for more information about the particular targeting cookies used on the Website).

More Information About Cookies

All About Cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at: 
http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:  http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: 
http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

* Additional Information About Third-Party Analytics and Providers, including how to opt-out of their services:

Google Analytics: For further information, including how to opt out, please go to http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/

Google AdWords Remarketing: For further information, including how to opt out, please go to http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Eloqua:  For further information, including how to opt out, please go to https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/opt-status.html

Google Analytics: For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see the following:

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).  If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States of America. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as discussed in this notice. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/

Google AdWords Remarketing; Eloqua:  We may also use Google AdWords Remarketing and other third parties, including Eloqua, to allow us to continue to show you OPEX advertisements when you visit other portions of the Internet. Google AdWords Remarketing and Eloqua use cookies that are stored on your computer to serve such ads based on your prior visits to the Website. You may opt out Google AdWords Remarketing by visiting http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You may opt out of Eloqua targeted advertising by visiting https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/opt-status.html.  

Opting out of Google AdWords Remarketing or Eloqua will opt you out of those companies' delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads) or from other advertising networks. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out of Google’s or Eloqua’s targeted advertising, your opt-out may not be effective.

What specific cookies do we use on www.opex.com?

First-party Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Duration Strictly Necessary
(Y/N)
Domain Source Category
cookiebar Stores the user's preference to hide the cookie notice on subsequent visits 30 Days Y opex.com Functionality
Third-party Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Duration Strictly Necessary
(Y/N)
Domain Source Category
Adwords conversion tracking Determine form submission based on desired path 90 Days N opex.com Google Adwords Conversion Tracker* Javascript Performance
Adwords Remarketing Target visitors with display ads based on page views Variable, but set to 60 days N opex.com Google Adwords Remarketing Pixel Advertising
Eloqua Visitor Tracking Script Measure visitor site usage and activity 2 years N eloqua.com Performance
utma Determines first visit to the site from a particular browser 2 years N opex.com Google Analytics* JavaScript Performance

* For more information, see Google's help pages and privacy policy.