Cookies Policy

About our use of cookies 

This cookie policy explains how we, SOMIS, use cookies when you visit an webpage.  

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or on your computer or mobile device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to the hard drive of your computer, phone or tablet.

To find out more about how we use your information, you can read our privacy policy or contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing

The types of cookies we use 

We use four categories of cookies: required cookies, performance cookies, advertising cookies and functional cookies. 

Required cookies. 

These are cookies that are necessary for our website to operate and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of our site will then not work. 

The purposes for which we use these cookies include: 

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors interact with our website. They help us to improve the way in which our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they’re looking for. The data collected by the cookies is aggregated across all visitors so is anonymous. 

Our performance cookies include: 

Advertising cookies

We use these cookies to tailor advertising to your interests – both on our site and other sites you visit. If you disable them, you’ll still see adverts, they just won’t be tailored to you. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.

Our advertising cookies include: 

Functional cookies

We use these to improve our site’s functionality and personalisation for our users. They may be set by us, or by third party providers whose services we use on our site.

Our functional cookies include: 

How to turn off cookies 

You can turn off our performance, advertising and functional cookies by managing your Cookie Preferences.

You can also block cookies by changing the setting on your browser which allows you to block cookies. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies, including our required cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, visit or

To find out how to manage cookies on your browser, you can visit:

Cookie lifespan 

Not all cookies work for the same period of time.  ‘Session cookies’ only operate temporarily and are erased when you close your browser. ‘Persistent cookies’ can last for much longer, in some cases several years, unless they are manually deleted. 

Who sets the cookies on our site 

Many of our cookies on our sites are set by us – these are called ‘first party cookies’.  Some cookies are set by third party partner organisations and are known as ‘third party cookies’.