Cookie Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.


Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).


We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the ‘hide’ on a notification banner, for example).

Below we outline the different categories of cookies set by GBS.

Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for to perform basic functions.

Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users.

Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with websites hosted on, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.

Tracking: These are set by trusted third-party networks (e.g. JetPack) to track details such as the number of unique visitors and page views to help improve the user experience.

Third Party/Embedded Content: GBS makes use of various third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These can include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.


Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit your (EU-based), or (US-based).

Some specific opt-out programs are available here:

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It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, GBS reserves the right to change its Cookie Policy from time to time, and at GBS’s sole discretion. GBS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Cookie Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Cookie Policy will constitute your acceptance of any such change(s).


This cookie policy is a modified version of the cookie policy provided by This cookie policy was, at the time of pulling (April 23, 2019) listed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) Creative Commons License. As such, this cookie policy was modified to suit the needs of GBS’s website and this section serves as attribution to the original source material (’s cookie policy).

Should you need a cookie policy for your website, you are free to use ours (copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and/or build upon the material) with the understanding that you must provide us with appropriate attribution and follow all guidelines set forth by the CC BY-SA 4.0 License. This includes using the same license (CC BY-SA 4.0) that GBS’s cookie policy uses.


Please contact us if you have any questions about our cookie policy by emailing us at