1. What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files which are sometimes downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you first visit our website or use our web-based services so that we can remember who you are.
Usually, cookies contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. Cookies cannot be used alone to identify you, although they may be used to identify your IP address. Cookies help us and/or third-party websites recognise your device the next time you visit and may remember details such as your username and preferences, analyse how the website or service is performing, or allow us to recommend content we believe is relevant to you.
Essential: These temporary cookies only remain in the cookies folder of your browser until you leave our website.
Performance: These cookies are stored on your computer – they contain no personal information and are used to improve performance and assist in navigation. They remain in the cookies folder of your browser for longer than “Essential” cookies (dependent on your browser settings).
Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Targeting cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
We don’t recommend turning all cookies off when using our websites or any of our services.
3. Third-party Cookies
We use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. We use Google Analytics or other services to help us monitor our website traffic, and cookies may also be served via The Careers & Enterprise Company.co.uk or any of our services, subsidiary domains, online surveys, and online publications.
We may also use third-party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our Terms and Conditions and Copyright Policy as stated in our Terms and Conditions.
We have links to social networking websites (for example but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) from The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC). These websites may place cookies on your computer. We do not control how they use their cookies. We suggest you check their website to see how they are using cookies.
4. Managing cookies
There are ways you can control and manage cookies on your device. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect the cookies we use. These changes will apply to all websites you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
Managing cookies in your browser
Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want. You can block all cookies or accept all cookies or pick a setting somewhere in between. This range lets you control your cookie settings, so you can:
See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis
- Block third-party cookies
- Block cookies from particular sites
- Block all cookies from being set
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser
- Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost. If you’ve set your preferences to opt out of cookies, this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie. Blocking all cookies means functionality on our websites will be lost, as described above.
If you want to reduce your cookie settings at any time – for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you don’t want a certain type of cookie – you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third-party cookies dropped on your previous visit.
5. Further Information about cookies
For more information about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org which includes useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note that by blocking or deleting cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our websites.