1. Your consent
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Web site, you must stop using our site.
2. What is a cookie?
3. Key concepts
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time.
Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
4. How to delete and block our cookies
5. Changing your cookie settings
Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
6. Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.
7. What cookies do we use and why?
The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:
a. Strictly necessary
‘Strictly necessary’ cookies let you move around the Web site and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
We use these strictly necessary cookies to:
- Enable users to log in to the tool and complete the questionnaire
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your use of our Web site or how the security on our Web site will perform during your visit.
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our Web site e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.
We use performance cookies to:
- Web Analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how our Web site is used
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
By using our site, you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.
‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. These cookies are only placed on your hard drive if the related functionality is used.
We use functionality cookies to:
- Store preference to hide cookie notice on subsequent visits
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Internet Advertising Bureau
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International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
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8. Google Analytics Opt-Out
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