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Cookies Policy

1. About Cookies

1.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.2. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2. Cookies that we use

2.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website.

Cookies used for this purpose are:

Name: cms_default
Value: eg: 7c115cbeb9d97ge73bdiw93f206734f7e1b3042b
Expiration: 1 hour
Created by the website to store your session details for that visit.

(b) analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.

Cookies used for this purpose are:

Name: _gid
Value: eg: GA1.3.1322442670.1390511553
Expiration: 24 hours
Created by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.

Name: _ga
Value: eg: GA1.3.1322442670.1390511553
Expiration: 2 years
Created by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.

Name: _gat
Value: eg: 1
Expiration: 1 minute
Created by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.


(c) cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

Cookies used for this purpose are:

Name: cookieconsent_status
Value: eg: dismiss
Expiration: 1 year
Created by cookie consent.

3. Cookies used by our service providers

3.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

4. Managing cookies

4.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookieswebsite-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internetexplorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-andprivacy (Edge).

4.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

4.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

News & Events ...



Launch of the FLOODrisk2020 virtual conference gateway

After much deliberation and following the latest international situation with regards to COVID19, The FLOODrisk organising committee, of which Samui is a member, recently announced that the FLOODrisk2020 European Conference on Flood Risk Management will be conducted from 21st to 25th June 2021 entirely virtually.




20th Anniversary

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Samui Design & Management Ltd. We are proud of having served our many clients large and small for over 20 years.




Grants available for Oxfordshire SMEs

In response to the unprecedented challenges that Oxfordshire’s small businesses are facing as a result of COVID-19, OxLEP is offering grants to local SMEs via the Business Resilience Fund and eScalate Grant Scheme.




How to stay in touch with your customers during lockdown

Your customers may be in lockdown and not able to 'visit' your premises and you and your co-workers may be working from home right now, but this shouldn't stop you from staying in touch with them, do business with them and remain at the forefront of their minds.




What to do if you have to postpone your event

The Covid19 pandemic has resulted in many events, large and small, being postponed by months, sometimes years. This can leave you, the organisers, anxious, but there are a number of things that you can do to make the most of this difficult situation:




FLOODrisk2020 conference postponed till 21-25 June 2021

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, for some time, and the organising committee would like to announce their decision to postpone FLOODrisk2020 until 21st-25th June 2021. This has not been an easy decision to make but there have been 2 main factors behind this decision.




New website launched

The new Samui Design & Management website has now been launched.




FLOODrisk2020 COVID-19 update

We are obviously aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be monitoring health and travel developments over the coming weeks and months.




FLOODrisk2020 Programme and registration open

We are delighted to be able to announce that the programme at a glance is now live and can be found on floodrisk2020.net/programme/.