What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.
If you do not wish for cookies to be installed on your device, you can change the settings on your browser or device to reject cookies. For more information about how to reject cookies using your internet browser settings please visit the “Help” section of your internet browser. You can also go to www.aboutcookies.org to find out more. Please note that, if you do set your Internet browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to access all of the functions of the site.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the site from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust the cookie setting of your Internet browser as described above.
If you do choose to disable cookies, this choice will only apply to the device you are using at the time. If you want to stop cookies being set on other devices, you will need to follow the relevant steps on each device.
There are different types of cookies
These cookies are set by the website you are visiting. And only that website can read them.
Categories of cookies
Session cookies are only temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens a browser window and finishes when they close it. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies remain stored on a visitor’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the visitor visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Type of cookies
Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operation of our sites. Without essential cookies our sites cannot operate properly.
These cookies help to improve the performance of the website.
These cookies usually allow the website to remember choices you make to give you better functionality and personal features.
These cookies are used to provide marketing and specific tailored adverts to you. These cookies can be first and third party cookies.
Usage of cookies:
To administer our websites and for various research purposes, we also have contracted with third-party service providers to track and analyse statistical usage and volume information from our website users.
How to controlling what cookies are stored on your computer
You can set your devices to:
How to reject cookies
If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by the website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the ‘About cookies’ website.
How to control or delete cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone’s browser, please refer to your handset manual.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your rights to privacy and data protection and to complying with the provisions of all applicable data protection legislation and regulations.
Details of the information we may collect:
Any personal data we collect during registration or otherwise is designed to allow us to:
We will not transfer your personal data to any third parties unless:
Third Party Sites:
The website uses various social media sharing tools. These sharing tools allow you to share content through social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.
Any personal data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as it is still used for the purpose stated when originally requested.
Our services are not directed at people under the age of sixteen, and we request that they not provide us any Personal Data. We will erase any such data that is inadvertently provided or stored.
From 25 May 2018, in accordance with new EU data protection laws which will be in force from that date, you will have certain additional rights in respect of the information that we hold about you, including:
You have the right to withdraw your consent for our use of your information in reliance of your consent.
You have the right to object to our using your information on the basis of our legitimate interests.
You have the right to obtain an easily readable and transferrable copy of any personal data that you provided to us pursuant to a consent or for performance of a contract.
You have the right to request that we update, correct, remove or delete all your personal data retained or used by it and to no longer store or otherwise process it.
We will respond to your request to exercise these rights without delay and within one month without charge.
In accordance with legislation we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
If we are in doubt about your identity, when making the request we will need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. This is to ensure your right to access your personal data or to exercise any of your other rights. This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
You have the right to lodge a complaint about us to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or the relevant authority in your country of work or residence.
The Data Protection Officer for this site may be contacted at: dataprotgdpr_penca @ cmsreg.com.