Last updated: 21 April 2022
To make this and associated websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We use a variety of cookies to provide us with visitor information, enable key elements of our website to work and improve your experience. Our policy is to seek your consent on your first visit to our website, giving you details of the cookies we use and what we use them for. We also give you control over the cookies we use, allowing you to choose to switch off specific cookies before using our website.
Your browser will remember your cookie options for subsequent visits to our website. Should these cookies expire or be deleted, we will seek your consent again on your next visit to our website.
Type of cookies we use:
The following sets out how Affinity uses different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookies’ settings:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance / Statistics cookies
These cookies collect information about how Visitors use the Sites, including which pages Visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a Visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how Affinity’s Sites function and perform.
From time to time, Affinity engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Sites.
Functionality / Preference cookies
Functionality cookies allow websites to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. Affinity uses local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our Sites to personalize your visit.
Targeting / Advertising / Marketing cookies
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies referred in section above are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us.
We use STACKPATH WAF (Web Application Firewall) for protecting our applications / websites. WAF security layer drops cookies. Some of these are cookies analyze user and browsing behaviour. These cookies are required for the WAF to function properly.
How long cookies are retained?
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
Other cookies on our site are not permanent and will expire after six months.
Because ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies are essential to operate Sites and the Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies, other than by not using the Sites.
Click here to view the Cookie Declaration.
Cookies are expected to be present on your computer or device even after you withdraw your consent. However, such cookies will be in ‘Inactive’ state and will not track/capture any of your information.