What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The following information describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. We currently operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete Lumina Technologies cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc).
Persistent cookies for site analytics and performance
Social buttons: On many of the pages of our website you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: [as appropriate: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube]. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Lumina Technologies. You should be aware that these sites may collect information about what you are doing on the internet, including on Lumina Technologies website. So, if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases, these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Lumina Technologies and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button while you are logged into their sites. You should check the respective privacy policies of each of these sites to see exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information if you wish.
We use Google products including: Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Google Adwords. We use these products to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. The types of data collected includes: IP address, browser-generated information e.g. browser type, operating system, date and time of access, how long a person looks at a website, what they look at etc. Click here for an overview of Google’s privacy policies.
How you can control and delete cookies
Cookies help you get the most out of our website. You can however set up your browser to delete or refuse some or all of them, or to notify you when you are sent a cookie and therefore choose whether or not to accept it. You may also delete or refuse, some or all of the cookies, on our website at anytime.
For your convenience we’ve provided links to the cookie management page for the most popular web browsers:
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