Cookie policy

Reference: GDPR DOC 5.0

Document Issue No: 1

Issue Date: 07 May, 2021

Review Date: 06 May, 2022


Contingent and Future Technologies Limited Cookie and Cookie Policy


This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains how Contingent & Future Technologies Limited ( “Contingent ,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise individuals who access our websites and sub-domains (“users” or “you”) when they visit our website and interact with the content and ads that are posted on these websites. This Policy outlines the types of cookies and other similar technologies used on our websites, why we use them, and what your rights are to control the use of them. For a comprehensive understanding of the types of information that we collect, how we use the information that we collect, and why we collect certain types of information, please read our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. Capitalised terms not defined in this Policy have the meanings set forth in our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to visit our websites or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and other similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use an online service. For example, cookies enable us to identify you and remember your preferences so we can enhance your experience on our websites. They also help us serve you ads relevant to your professional interests.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons. These cookies may be first party cookies (meaning that they are supported by Contingent) or third party cookies (meaning that they are hosted by a party other than Contingent such as Contingent service providers and Partners). Cookies can be used to recognise you when you visit our websites or use our services and they allow us to bring you relevant advertising both on and off our websites.

We use several different types of cookies on our websites, including the following.

Essential Cookies: Essential cookies facilitate the operation of our websites. Without the use of these cookies, portions of our websites would not function properly. For example, we use essential cookies to help us identify which of our visitors have previously registered in order to access our premium content.

Analytical Performance Cookies: Analytical performance cookies help us monitor the performance of our websites and how users interact with it. These cookies provide us with information that allows us to improve our websites and services.

Functional Cookies: Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to authenticate your identity. For example, we use functional cookies to recognise and save your name and password on our websites.

Behavioural Advertising Cookies: Contingent and its Partners use behavioural advertising cookies in order to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests when you visit websites on and off our network. Behavioral advertising cookies analyse information about your interests and your browsing history, and provide you with advertisements on and off our network which matches these interests. Behavioral advertising is based upon your web browsing activity over a period of time – so it’s different than advertising you may see when you’re looking for something online using a search engine (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) or on the website you may be visiting at a particular time. As an example, you may be doing research on products and services related to data center virtualisation. If a data center virtualisation provider is conducting an advertising campaign on our network, as you browse the relevant portions of our sites, we may serve you with one of the advertisements of one of their solutions.

III. What is Do Not Track (“DNT”)

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies for the internet industry to enable internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. To date, no standard has been adopted. As such, Contingent does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How are Cookies used for Advertising Purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us to serve you ads relevant to your professional interests. They also help us to provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Contingent may also set third party cookies.

If you are logged in to our services and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (such as your browsing behaviour) and log data (such as your IP address), will be associated by us with your use of our website or other technology. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your activity on our websites. Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • provide you with services, publications, and information that may be of interest to you;
  • deliver or display content or interest-based advertising that matches your professional interests and responsibilities;
  • offer you opportunities to connect directly with your peers and with providers of technologies, goods, and services that may be of interest to you; or
  • detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect our members and partners.

How Can You Control the Use of Cookies?

You have the power to control the use of cookies on your devices. You may modify your browser settings to accept or reject all cookies, or to prevent it from accepting certain cookies or certain types of cookies. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. If you modify your browser settings to prevent it from accepting all cookies, please be aware that the functionality of many of our websites will be impaired.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or

How Can I Prevent Cookies or Other Tracking Technologies and Uses of My Information?

You can view and manage the cookies we set on this website via our consent manager here. You will continue to be served with advertisements; however, they will not be tailored to your web preferences, usage patterns and professional interests. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device. If you use our websites and services without changing your browser settings, then we will assume that you have agreed to receive all cookies on our websites.

We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (eg. to enable you to receive our professional emails you have requested).

You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookies preferences in line with section V. How Can You Control the Use of Cookies? and our Privacy Notice. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

Privacy Policy: For additional information about how we collect and use your information and how you may exercise your rights, please read our Privacy Policy.

VII. Helpful Resources

Additional information about cookies can be found on the following websites:; or

VIII. Changes to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes, for example to the cookies that we use or for other legal, operational or legitimate business purposes. If we make any material changes in the way in which we use cookies, we will provide you with appropriate notice.


If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our websites or about this Policy in general, please email or by post: Contingent and Future Technologies Limited, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW, United Kingdom