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Cookie Policy

Ligtas Consultancy and Training is committed to protecting your privacy. We value our visitors and endeavor to create an enjoyable and safe shopping experience when visiting our website.

This Cookie Policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used by this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

An Introduction to Cookies

A cookie is a small file that 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 to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

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 settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Cookies deployed by our website:

- Ensure that functionality operates as intended

- Remember your choices and preferences during and between visits

- Allow you to share pages via social network widgets like Facebook, Twitter, and Add This

- Allow you to interact with our website by leaving comments or opinions

- Post enquiries via our Anti-Spam enquiry form

- Track your visit for statistical analysis, allowing us to improve the usability, speed, and security of our website

- Allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the website.

Cookies are not deployed to:

- Collect any personal identifiable information (without your express permission)

- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

- Pay sales commissions

Your Consent for Cookie Deployment by our Website Upon your first visit to our website, you may have noticed our banner alerting you to the use of cookies by our website. In compliance with the 2011 EU Cookie Law, our website operates on an ‘Implied Consent’ basis. This means that we will assume that you have opted-in for our website to deploy cookies until you choose to deactivate them within your browser settings or via the instructions below. By default, the majority of popular web browsers automatically permit websites to deploy cookies onto your device. Below you can learn more about the specific cookies deployed by our website, and how they can be disabled. For more information on the EU Cookie Law in the UK, we recommend visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website where you can find the latest information, guidelines and advice on the EU Cookie Law.

Cookies Used by Our Website

Social Network Sharing

We encourage users to share our content and/or like our profile on the popular Social Media websites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn. To make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the Social Networks and/or via amalgamative widgets from third parties such as AddThis. Cookies and privacy implications from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each Social Network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed to that respective Social Network at the time of being on our website.

Analytical Tracking

Our website has Google Analytics installed which allows us to track and compile anonymous visitor statistics. The information collected ranges from simple traffic volume to the type of browser you are viewing our website with. This information is valuable to us not just for marketing analysis and quantification, but to improve the usability, security, and load speed of our website content. Google Analytics is a popular, secure, flagship webmaster product from Google. 

The privacy and security of Google Analytics data is a high priority at Google that you can read more about on Google’s Analytics Data Safeguarding page. Google also offers a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will allow you to automatically Opt-out of all websites that track your activity via Google Analytics. No personal information is collected by Google Analytics.

Cookie Consent Check

As mentioned above, upon your first visit our website displays a banner at the top of the page alerting you about cookies being deployed by our website. For our website to remember your choice of opting-in, we store an anonymous cookie to remove the alert banner for 28 days. To prevent this cookie from being stored, simply do not accept and close the alert. If you have already accepted the alert and you wish to remove the cookie, please clear your cookies within your browser settings.

We may use third-party network advertisers to serve advertisements and third-party analytics vendors to provide us with information about the use of the website. Whilst we do not share personal data with these third parties, ad network providers, the advertisers, and/or analytics service providers may set and access their cookies and similar technologies on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to data about you (including usage data).


Third parties that provide marketing programs on our behalf are responsible for maintaining both cookie opt-in and opt-out functionality. We and our advertisers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your visits to the website, subject to your prior opt-in if and when required by the applicable laws. If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of some network advertising programs that use your Personal Data. To do so please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. 

Note that even where you choose to remove your data (opt-out), you might still see advertisements while you are browsing online.

Google Maps/Places

Our website may have our Google Maps/Places profile embedded within an iframe. RememberRememberGoogle Maps creates cookies that enable the functionality of their powerful mapping software. No personal information is stored or shared on the cookies deployed by Google Maps/Places.

Actual Cookies Deployed

Below is a table of information that lists all cookies deployed and used on our website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie name

 

 

Level

 

Description

 

CMSCookieLevel

 

System

 

Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.

 

ASP.NET_SessionId

 

System

 

Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.

 

CMSCsrfCookie

 

System

 

Store’s a security token that the system uses to validate all form 
data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.

 

CMSPreferredCulture

 

Essential

 

Stores the visitor’s preferred content culture.

 

CMSMobileRedirected

 

Essential

 

Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of 
the website by the Mobile device redirection web 
part.

 

CMSCurrentTheme

 

Essential

 

Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design 
to the dialog windows.

 

Webauthtoken

 

Essential

 

Live ID authentication cookie.

 

CMSForumPostAnswer

 

Essential

 

Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts 
in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes.

 

CMSVotedPolls

 

Essential

 

Keeps a list of polls where 
the user voted to prevent repeated votes.

 

CMSRatedDocuments

 

Essential

 

Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to 
prevent repeated votes.

 

CMSShowDesktopVersion

 

Essential

 

Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) 
version of the website from a specific device profile.

 

CMSWindowsUser

 

Essential

 

Stores information for users who were imported from an Active 
Directory domain during authentication.

 

.ASPXFORMSAUTH

 

Essential

 

Stores the user’s encrypted authentication ticket when using forms 
authentication.

 

CMSPreferredUICulture

 

Editor

 

Stores the preferred UI culture of the user.

 

CMSViewMode

 

Editor

 

Stores the user’s current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.).

 

CMSImpersonation

 

Editor

 

Stores user information when impersonating a different user in 
the administration interface.

 

CMSUserWords

 

Editor

 

User’s custom word dictionary kept by the spell checker.

 

DisplayContentInDesignMode

 

Editor

 

Remembers the user’s setting of the Web part content checkbox
on the Design tab (for example in the Pages application).

 

DisplayContentInUIElementDesignMode

 

Editor

 

Remembers the user’s setting of the Web part content check
box on the Design tab of UI elements.

 

CMSMacroDesignerTab

 

Editor

 

Remembers the last active tab of the Edit macro condition dialog.

 

CMSSplitMode

 

Editor

 

Remembers the state of the language version split-view mode when 
editing multilingual websites.

 

CMSPreviewState

 

Editor

 

Stores the user’s latest page design preview preferences.

 

CMSPropertyTab

 

Editor

 

Remembers the last active tab of the Properties section in the Pages 
application.

 

CMSViewTab

 

Editor

 

Remembers the last active tab of the View section in the Preview mode 
of the Pages application.

 

CMSValidationTab

 

Editor

 

Remembers the last active tab of the Validation section in the Preview 
mode of the Pages application.

 

CMSEdVariantSliderPositions

 

Editor

 

Remembers the position of the variant slider when defining variants 
for MVT or Content personalization.

 

CMSWebPartToolbarCategory

 

Editor

 

Stores the selected web part category on the web part toolbar.

 

CMSWebPartToolbarMinimized

 

Editor

 

Remembers if the user minimized the web part toolbar on the Design 
tab.

 

CMSCurrentDeviceProfileName

 

Editor

 

Stores the selected device profile when 
editing pages.

 

CMSCurrentDeviceProfileRotate

 

Editor

 

Remembers whether the device preview uses the landscape or portrait 
view.

 

CMSUniGraph

 

Editor

 

Stores the user’s Snap to grid preference in the
advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.

 

CMSSessionToken

 

Editor

 

Stores the token used by the web service that provides the advanced 
workflow and marketing automation designer.

 

ABSelectorState

 

Editor

 

Stores the state of the selectors on AB test overview page.

 

VisitorStatus

 

Visitor

 

Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking 
the visitors statistic in Web analytics.

 

Source

 

Visitor

 

Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, 
Twitter, etc.).

 

Campaign

 

Visitor

 

Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned 
to the visitor.

 

TrackedCampaigns

 

Visitor

 

Stores all the web analytics Campaigns
which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet.

 

UrlReferrer

 

Visitor

 

Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.

 

CurrentContact

 

Visitor

 

Stores the GUID of the contact related 
to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.

 

CMSAB

 

Visitor

 

Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page 
content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the
visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is
included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test.

 

CMSMVT

 

Visitor

 

Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test
Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content
for the visitor.

 

CMSNoTestMVT

 

Visitor

 

Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the 
administration interface.

 

CMSShoppingCart

 

Visitor

 

Stores a reference to the user’s active shopping cart.

 

CMSBodyClass

 

Visitor

 

Body element class to provide accessibility standards.

 

CMSEdCurrent

 

Visitor

 

Stores the current step of Wizard layout web 
parts.

 

CMSUserPage

 

Visitor

 

Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for 
logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities.

 

ChatLoggedInToken

 

Visitor

 

Stores the login state for the Chat application 
(indicates if the user is in the online state).

 

ChatSupportLoggedInToken

 

Visitor

 

Indicates if the user is logged in to the support chat.

 

__roomID

 

Visitor

 

Stores bindings between groups of chat web parts and 
chat rooms (for a specific window or tab).

 

chat_autoinitchat_displayed_

 

Visitor

 

Remembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages).

 

chat_kick_roomid_

 

Visitor

 

Indicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and 
is not allowed to return).

 

StrandsSBS_*

 

Visitor

 

Used by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The 
cookies are managed on the Strands side.

 

CMSStrandsTrackEvent_*

 

Visitor

 

Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for 
tracking of shopping cart events.

 

__openid_selector_*

 

Visitor

 

Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes.

 

CMSLandingPageLoaded

 

Visitor

 

Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing 
page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires
after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time
the website is accessed again.

 

How to Disable Cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings for all websites that you browse. You can disable cookie deployment completely by editing your browser settings, however, in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website. To learn how to disable cookies on your preferred browser we recommend reading this advice posted by Google.

If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be concerned about spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. 

Learn more about antispyware software – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware. As mentioned earlier in this page you can also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.