Cookies and how they benefit you

This page sets out the cookie policy of Synergy Explorers. Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. The information carried by cookies is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience. If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, please visit Cookiepedia – all about cookies.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make any marketing more efficient so we don’t unnecessarily increase costs

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to indicate that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not allow cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Website function cookies: Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. Cookies on this site are set by Google Analytics and Synergy Explorers.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following, which uses cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social website cookies

So that you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on sites such as of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

The privacy implications of this vary from social network to social network and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our website, how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at, what type of technology they use (e.g. Mac or Windows), etc. The latter helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies. In this way, we can continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. This information helps us to determine which content is most popular.

We use:

We also use Google Analytics’ Demographics and Interest reporting, which gives us an anonymised view of the age-ranges and interests of visitors to our site. We may use this data in order to improve our services and/or content.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard presence on most modern websites.

Some concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send any information about the website visit to Google Analytics. If you want to opt-out of Analytics, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

If you have used a Do Not Track browser setting, we take this as a sign that you do not want to allow the following cookies, and they will be blocked. These are the settings we block:

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The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.