Our website uses a number of different kinds of technologies, including cookies, scripts, fonts and images. Some of these are necessary for delivery of website content. We may use others for system administration or analytics purposes. This notice is intended to give you information about how we use such technologies, and to explain why we use them in the way we do. New regulations on these technologies may be implemented from time to time and this notice will be updated as and when such changes are implemented. We may also revise this notice from time to time to reflect any changes in the way we use these technologies.
definition of a cookie
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to your computer’s hard drive or mobile device when you visit the website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are set by our web server, your browser and the web servers of the third parties whose cookies we deploy on our website. They can be read, updated or deleted each time you visit our web site/app, depending on the type of cookie
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are known as session cookies.
Some websites also use persistent cookies. This website does not currently use persistent cookies, which are cookies which remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your browser. Persistent cookies are used by some websites to remember things about returning visitors.
Some cookies have data protection implications, and would require you to agree to their use before they can be accessed or stored on a device. Therefore our use of this type of cookie is limited as explained below.
In order to allow you to submit queries via our website and to provide a secure online environment in which this can take place
In order to perform system administration or analytics functions
To carry out analysis in relation to marketing
To improve the user’s online experience, including improving the appeal and relevance of the website to users
Below is additional information about the types of cookies we use and the controls that can be applied.
strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are essential for us to be able to deliver our website safely and securely. These cookies cannot be disabled as they are required in order for the website to function properly.
These cookies are used to maintain security of the website, including the reporting of incidents and errors, and protection against fraud. They are necessary for certain online functions, for example the submission of queries; and to record user preferences for cookie use on specific devices.
These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
These are first-party cookies that we use to generate reports based on data from visits to the website/use of the app, without knowing who the visitor is. These cookies help us to know about which pages users have visited (for example identifying the most visited areas of our website), to assist us with improving the user experience of the website, but do not at the current time include cookies to influence the route the user takes through the website.
You can switch these cookies off at any time by changing the options in the privacy and security settings of your browser.
These cookies are set by us or our third-party analytics providers and allow us to record specific user information such as pages visited, frequency of visits, and whether links have been accessed.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and allow us to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that you find what you are looking for more easily. The information these cookies collect is anonymous (and therefore do not collect information about your identity) and is only used to improve the performance of the website.
The third party analytics providers may also collect other information about you such as your IP address, your geographical location, what type of device you are using and information about the device. Techmodal uses Google Analytics for these purposes. You can control this category of cookies used on our website through your browser settings.
These cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you have been on the internet. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device.
This website does not currently utilise targeting or retargeting cookies. These are cookies which gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies and similar technologies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are.
As well as the cookies we use on our website, we may use similar technologies in emails. There may be functionality in an email to help us to understand how many people have opened that particular email or a link within it, without knowing who the individual is.
If you want to restrict or block this type of technology, you can do this through your web browser or e-mail programme settings by preventing automatic downloading. The ‘help’ function within your browser/email programme should tell you how.
Many of the cookies used on our website and through our emails can be enabled or disabled through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how, or you can find out by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html, or search the internet for other independent information on how to delete cookies. Below are some additional sources of information about cookies:
- Information about cookies: All About Cookies
- Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy
- International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide
If you want to contact us with any questions, comments or complaints about how we collect, use or retain cookies, please contact us at:
Data Protection Contact, BAE Systems plc, Legal Department, Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6YU, United Kingdom or firstname.lastname@example.org.