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Cookie Policy

At Cerberus (Guernsey) Limited ("Cerberus") we respect the privacy of all our customers and visitors and are committed to processing personal data in a transparent, accountable and consistent way.  Please read this Cookie Policy carefully.  It provides you with information about the cookies that we use on our website, including why we use them, how long they last and how to disable the non-essential cookies if you choose to do so.  To review our Privacy Policy please click here.  If you have any queries, you can contact us at [email protected].

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files located in browser directories that are used to help users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions.  There are various different kinds of cookies.  We have briefly summarised the main types below:

    • First party cookies: First party cookies are the cookies set on the website that you are visiting;
    • Third party cookies: Third party cookies are cookies set by websites other than the one you are visiting;
    • Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device for a period of time and are activated each time you visit a website on which they are active;
    • Session cookies: Session cookies are temporarily created by a website commencing when you open a browsing session and closing as you close the browser window;
    • Essential or strictly necessary cookies: Essential cookies are used to use essential features of websites for example: to authenticate you and log you in, to connect you to the right services and for security purposes; and
    • Non-essential cookies: There are various forms of non-essential cookies which might be present on websites including those that analyse performance, provide personalisation, and those that enable sharing or linking to social networks including social media.
Blocking Cookies

You can choose to refuse or block cookies, or tell your browser to notify you each time that a website tries to set a cookie, by activating a setting on your browser that allows you to do so.  However, refusing cookies may mean some sections of the websites that you choose to visit will not work properly.

The cookie settings in your internet browser can usually be found under the “options” or “preference” settings of your internet browser but will likely vary depending on which browser you are using (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.).

For more general information about cookies (including how to turn them off) please visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Why Does Cerberus Use Cookies?

Cerberus use cookies for two key reasons.  Firstly, for security.  Secondly, on an anonymous basis, to monitor and improve the functionality and user experience of our website.  Importantly, none of the cookies that Cerberus uses provide us with any of your personal information or data.

Details of the cookies we use are as follows:

Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cerberus uses the following cookies which are essential to the operation of our website.  Your consent is not required to our use of essential cookies and they cannot be switched off or blocked.

Cerberus uses the following essential cookies:

Cookie: Description:
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CloudFlare is used to speed up page load times and to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

Cloudflare provides a layer of protection from DDOS attacks and also provides performance and efficiency benefits.

Cloudflare can detect malicious visitors to our website and minimises blocking legitimate users.

The cookie collects and anonymises End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified.

The cookie does not allow for cross-site tracking, does not follow users from site to site by merging various identifiers into a profile, or correspond to any user ID in a user’s web application.

For more information you can visit: https://www.cloudflare.com/

cookieNotice Checks if the user accepts the use of cookies.
Anonymous Performance Cookies

Cerberus uses Google Analytics for anonymous traffic and statistics monitoring.  These cookies do not collect any personal data about our visitors, they are only used to assist us to understand the interests of our users, measure how effective our content is, see how the website is used and improve the service we offer by measuring any errors that occur.

Users of our website will be asked to consent to the use of analytical cookies by means of a cookie pop-up.  If a user does not wish to consent to the use of analytical cookies the website will operate as normal but Cerberus will not gain the benefits of the data analysis.

If you wish to block these cookies you may do so by following the guidance provided above.  Additionally, Google do offer an ‘opt-out’ extension for most browsers: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cerberus uses the following cookies associated with Google Analytics:

Cookie: Description:
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This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service.  This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.  It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the analytics reports.  By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

Further details of Google Analytics can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

_gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage
_gid https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
Social Media Cookies

The Cerberus website does not link directly to social media services.  However, you should be aware that social media services can track your browser across websites and build a profile of your interests.

Public Forums

Any information that you disclose in public forums becomes public information.  You should therefore exercise caution when using these public areas and avoid posting any personal data on them.  Any information that you communicate in these public places may be viewed and used by third parties, for example, to send you messages or to send you advertising.

Cerberus is unable to control the activities of third parties in public areas.  Accordingly, if you disclose personal data in public spaces, you do so at your own risk.  We recommend that you review the privacy policies of any relevant third parties before disclosing your personal data on their websites or platforms.

External Websites and Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to external or third-party websites.  We are not responsible for content of such websites.  You should carefully read the privacy policies and the terms of use for third party websites and/or services that you wish to visit or use particularly before providing any of your personal information to them.

Cerberus (Guernsey) Limited

February 2020