Cookies

Cookie policy

What are cookies

Optima use cookies, as do many, if not all websites these days and is common practice with almost all professional organisations. These are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the website’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

How cookies are used

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons listed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to our site. It is generally recommended that all cookies are left on, because if you are not sure whether you need their functionality or not and you may lose the services that they provide that you may use.

Disabling cookies

When opening a website, you have the option to prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will most likely result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, we would recommend that you carefully consider not disabling cookies.

The cookies we set

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember the facts that you provide, this helps by making it easier when you come back to our website in the future by removing the need for you having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Should Optima choose to offer newsletter or email subscription services, or other services, cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order for Optima to provide you with an engaging and immersive experience on our site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that your information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which are one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions available on the web for helping Optima to understand how our customers use the site and ways that Optima may improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

Optima also use social media buttons and/or plugins on our site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. If more information is required, then please contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.