Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are a small text file placed on your computer or device when using our website, some information may be collected automatically using 'cookies'. They help improve your experience when visiting our website. By doing so, this helps us to understand your browsing habits, monitor which pages you find useful, tailor our operations to your needs and remembering information about your preferences; and understand the number of visitors we have to our site so that we can analyse data about web traffic and helps us to improve our Ocean website.

No information which identified you, such as your name address, email address or telephone number, is used to provide certain advertising. In order do display advertising tailored to you, Google and third party websites may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser. This cookie does not collect personal information about you nor is it linked to any identifiable information about you. Cookies can be temporary or permanent.

Temporary cookies form part of the security process while you are using the website; permanent cookies identify the link you used to find our website, check your browser so that we can make sure that our website and services work well with your computer and to help us monitor traffic on our website.

We do not have any control over the advertisements you see on other third party websites however you can request to opt out or customise these advertisements by using the Google Ads Preference Manager.

Why are cookies used?

They help visitors: Cookies allow sites to do things like provide personalised content and remember their log-in details and settings. You can turn them off - this won't stop a website from working, but it might mean it won't work as well as it could, or that you have to do the same thing more than once.

They help website owners: Cookies tell website owners things like: what search engine a visitor used to find the website, how often they've visited it, how long they've spent on it, and so on.

How do I manage my cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies when visiting our website however this may affect your browsing experience and prevents you from taking full advantage of our site. Alternatively, you can disable cookies by following the instructions provided by your web browser, located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility.

If you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  1. Open 'Windows Explorer'
  2. Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
  3. Type 'cookie' into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
  4. Select 'My computer' in the 'Look In' box
  5. Click 'Search Now'
  6. Double click on the folders that are found
  7. 'Select' any cookie file
  8. Use the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select 'cookies' in the 'Help' function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

We do not pass on, or sell cookies to any other companies. Further information on the use of and managing cookies can be found at https://www.allaboutcookies.org.

What cookies do we use?

We've set out below the cookies that we may use and those that are set by third parties on our website.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More Information

All Response Media

_pk_(x)

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website and allows us to compile reports to further improve our website.

Click here for more information about All Response Media cookies

Amazon

ad-(x)

Display advertising and conversion tracking

AppNexus

anj, uuid(x), sess

Display advertising cookie

Click here for more information about OutbrainAppNexus cookies

Bing Ads

mui(x), _uet(x)

Remarketing script and conversion tracking

Cloud Flare

_cfduid

Security and performance script

Click here for more information about Cloud Flare cookie.

DoubleClick Cookies

_ide, _nid, _ssid, _dsid, _dc

These are 3rd party cookies served by DoubleClick. They serve adverts to visitors based on the websites they’ve been to previously.

Click here for more information about DoubleClick and how to disable this cookie.

Facebook

fr

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Click here for more information about Facebook cookies

Google Analytics

_utm(x), _ga(x), _gid, amp_token

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. They keep track of when a visitor enters and leaves the website and any search engines and keywords that are used, including any personal and/or special categories of data.

Click here for more information about google analytics and how to disable this cookie.

Hotjar

_hj(x)

These cookies are used to record anonymous videos about how visitors use our website. They keep track of how visitors engage with pages on our website.

MixPanel

Mp_

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Click here for more information about MixPanel cookies.

Microsoft Azure

ai_(x)

Web performance monitoring

Outbrain

obuid, _ofcap_DOC1, _utastes_1, _fcap_CAM4

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Click here for more information about Outbrain cookies

Taboola

taboola_(x), t_(x), JSEESIONID, DNT

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Click here for more information about Taboola cookies

Twitter

guest_id, personalisation_id

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Yahoo!

B

Remarketing and conversion tracking

Quantcast

__qca

The purpose of this cookie is to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services.

Click here for more information about Quantcast cookies

TAG

visitorId_295

Track affiliate sources.

Session Variables

ASP.NET_SessionId ASPESSIONID

These cookies are used to keep all information about the visitor's session of the website and are essential for the website to work. These expire when the browser is closed.

Our Cookies

__sid

used for session tracking

Our Cookies

__af

used to store internal system information

Our Cookies

_culture

language code e.g. ‘en-GB’

Our Cookies

ConsentChecker, TrackingConsent, CreditCardTrackingConsent

This allows the website to identify when a customer has started a journey in response to an e-mail

Our Cookies

SourceId, PLJourney, sourceIdPLjourney

This allows the website to identify which source the customer has entered the website from