Usha Martin Limited (hereinafter referred to as “UML”, “we”, “us”, “our”) uses cookies across its websites to improve performance and enhance the experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website downloads onto your computer or other internet-enabled devices (such as mobile phones and tablets) when you visit a website. The cookie will help the website recognise your device the next time you visit.

Usage of cookies

When consulting the UML websites, cookies may get placed on your computer, mobile or tablet. Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering your preferences, measuring your activity also optimising your user experience too.

It could contain the following data:

  • information about the browser; an identifier, in the form of a unique number.
  • An expiration date (some cookies only).

Purposes for which UML uses cookies

Generally, our cookies perform three different functions:

  • Enabling our websites to function properly

    Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. For example, we use cookies to ensure that you are shown the correct webpages for your location, or to identify when we have broken links or other technical issues with the website.

  • Analysing visitor behaviour

    We may use cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by making sure that our content and layout remains relevant to you. For example, we use cookies to keep track of which pages and links are most popular and which are not providing the information that’s required by our visitors.

  • Optimising and personalising

    Cookies are also used to optimise the webpages that you visit, and to personalise the content that we show you across all our digital assets, based on what we understand about your requirements.

Type of cookies used at UML

We may use cookies of three categories: Session cookies, Functionality cookies and Analytical/Customization cookies.

  • Session Cookies: Session cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement from page to page, so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. These only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our services to remember choices you make, such as,
    • remembering your username, preference/s and settings.
    • remembering if you've filled in a survey or taken part in a poll or contest or otherwise reacted to something on through the services, so you're not asked to do it again.
    • remembering if you've used any of our services before; restricting the number of times you are shown a particular advertisement.
    • remembering your location and enabling social media components like Facebook or Twitter.

    The aim of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don't have to reset your preferences each time you use our services.

  • Analytical/Customization cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use and interact with our services, for instance which pages they go to most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These cookies help us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience.

How can you block cookies?

You can control whether to accept cookies or not. If you decide to not accept cookies, some features and services on our websites will not function properly.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies you can either:

  • Change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether to accept it or not.
  • Set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies. You can manage cookies in the privacy settings of the web browser you are using. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access parts of our or others' websites.