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A cookie is a data file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web server and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites.
Cookies can be either ‘session cookies ‘or ‘persistent cookies’. A session cookie will expire, be deleted, at the end of the user session, when you close your web browser. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (unless you go in and manually delete it before the expiry date).
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
|These are required for the operation of a website. Examples are cookies used for online shopping baskets or to protect against fraud.||Notice for users:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Analytical/ Performance Cookies
|These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (for example, as part of Google Analytics or Omniture)||Notice for users:
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
For further information on analytics cookies, please click here.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
|These are used to recognise users when they return to a website. They remember user choices and enable the personalisation of content.||Notice for users:
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies
|These cookies record a user’s visit to a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. This collection of browsing habits is used to deliver more relevant adverts to the user.||Notice for users:
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Category 5: Device Cookies
|We use a persistent cookie to understand what device you are using and make sure the website is displayed correctly.||Notice for users:
We use this in conjunction with the VID cookie to keep track of the logged in entity. It allows us to identify the secure zone where the entity is logged in.
A secure area is created for each candidate and we use the VID cookie to ensure candidates log into their correct secure area.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on the Site (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
More comprehensive information about cookies can be found on the website http://www.aboutcookies.org. This also gives details on how to delete cookies from your device. For information on how to do this on your smart mobile phone or tablet browser, please consult your device’s manual, or manufacturer.
More information can also be found here: http://docs.businesscatalyst.com/reference/misc/bc-cookies.html.
Be aware that restricting cookies may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Policy: May 21st 2018