Cookie Information

Sun December 03 2023

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Most websites we all use and visit will use cookies. The main function is to improve the user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for any future repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies do a number of different "jobs", like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier, allowing simple thing like increased page load times.

If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor each and every time you move around the website. So, for example, if you have previously registered with the website, you will be asked for your login details every time you return.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

Cookies & The Construction Index

The Construction Index uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • Logging in and remembering registered users using a 'Session Cookie'*
  • Social network integration via Google +1 buttons or similar
  • Social sharing via AddThis
  • Social comments powered by Disqus
  • Targetted advertising via our own TCi Ads platform
  • Targetted advertising via Google Adsense
  • Audience analysis

* Essential for website operation, this cookie is called 'TCI'

The information The Construction Index collects does not identify a single individual.

This data is used only to improve the website. It's for The Construction Index team to find out what you found interesting, so we can offer you more of the information you like, and allow us to develop new and easy ways for you to access the information you need on a daily basis.

First Party? Third Party?

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that website.

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. You can read more about cookies here.

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The Construction Index does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites (although if you choose to stop using cookies we will attempt to delete the ones we know about). You should check the relevant third party website for more information.

Your Choice

You can change your cookie preferences, but please note that disabling cookies may stop certain parts of the website from functioning correctly.

A banner at the bottom of the screen allows you to set your preferences - if you cannot see the banner please clear your browser cache and refresh the page.

We will make every effort to delete non-essential first party cookies should you choose to stop using cookies but please check your browser settings to ensure that this has been done.