Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

What are web cookies?

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, we use cookies of remembering your preferences, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

Although this Cookies Notice refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by this website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons. As a result, the information included in this Cookie Policy is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use. You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why do we use cookies?

To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them. To improve your experience of our website – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. Measuring how cost-effective our advertising is – as a non-profit organisation, we need to watch our advertising spend carefully. Cookies are used to help us see how many people who click our adverts go on to do something further and to help make advertising content more relevant to your interests

Website cookie acceptance

By closing the cookies warning box when you visited the website you have consented to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let your turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case, they are used to provide a service that you use.

If you do not wish any cookies to be stored on your device by a website, then please follow the steps below for your web browser:

Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/enUS/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

On all other browsers please look for a Help button and follow the instructions for dealing with cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Our Partner Institutions may also use cookies over which we have no control. For further information on how our Partner Institutions use cookies please refer to the cookies policies on their respective websites.

Updating our Cookies Notice

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Cookies Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Cookies Notice regularly.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through a site.

 Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. This was last updated on 7th November 2020.

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