What are they and How do we use them?
A cookie is a piece of information collected when you visit our site which is stored in your computer, laptop or any device that you use for browsing. Cookie helps a website identify you whenever you visit again.
Cookies are used in order for us to provide you a better online experience as well as to help us determine your interest so we may meet your expectations. Cookies are used to measure traffic or marketing, track shopping activities and cookies actually can help you protect your security.
There are also cookies that support the websiteâ€™s function. It may collect data such as your OS and software details. Cookies let us recognize you when you log in to our website or we can also prepopulate some forms where you have already provided some details.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer. These are called â€˜cookiesâ€™.
These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you, for example through:
- Letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- Enabling a service to recognize your computer so you donâ€™t have to give the same information during one task
- Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you donâ€™t need to enter it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
See allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu to learn more about cookies.
Visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies for a video about cookies.
Users typically have the opportunity to set their browser to accept all or some cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options, of course, means that personalised services cannot be provided and the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of a websiteâ€™s features. Refer to your browserâ€™s Help section for specific guidance on how it allows you to manage cookies and how you may delete cookies you wish to remove from your computer.
Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide, as follows:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
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: performance cookies
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 donâ€™t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: functionality cookies
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. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. 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 a live chat session. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
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 operatorâ€™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.
The list below shows the cookies that we use, other than those that are strictly necessary to this service. If you have any queries about these, or would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Manager at BigPage Ltd, Whitechapel Technology Center, Unit 214,65-75 Whitechapel Road,London, E1 1DU, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A userâ€™s session cookie (also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie) for a website exists in temporary memory only while the user is reading and navigating the website. When an expiry date or validity interval is not set at cookie creation time, a session cookie is created. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser.
By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Do we use third-party cookies?
When you visit our website, it is possible that you may receive cookies from our third parties. They may set cookies on our behalf on your computer or other devices that you use. You still have the option not accept these cookies.
Cookies can be accepted or rejected. There are various plugins and applications online which can help you manage cookies. In your browser settings, cookies are usually automatically set to allow cookies but you can change them anytime in case you do not want to allow them. Most sites would recommend that you allow cookies for their websites in order for you to use the sites well. Most sites do not work properly when cookies are blocked.