Privacy & Cookies
Your privacy and security is important to us. Please read our Privacy Notice for further information on what data we store, when and how.
This page outlines our Cookies Policy (the “Policy”) refers in detail to the “Cookies” we use, what they are and their purpose. By clicking the “Dismiss” button on the box that appears on the first page you enter on our Site, you signify your acceptance of our Cookies Policy. If you wish subsequently to decline your acceptance of them we set out in Clause 4 of the Policy how you may do so. Please note that the box relating to “Cookies” will only appear the first time you enter our Site.
This Policy was last revised on: 25/05/2018.
1. IP ADDRESSES & COOKIES
1.1 – Like many other websites, we use “cookies” to help us gather and store information about visitors to our Site.
1.2 – We may collect information about your computer, including your operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our Site users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify you as an individual. However, you IP address may be recorded and this constitutes Personal Data and could identify you as an individual.
1.3 – A “cookie” is a small text file that is downloaded on to your computer’s hard disk when you access certain websites. Cookies allow the website to recognise your computer. A cookie can identify the pages that are being viewed and this can assist us to select the pages that the visitor sees.
1.4 – “Session” cookies only exist whilst visitors are online on a particular occasion. These are temporary cookies that aid your journey around the site and remember the preferences you have selected during your “session”.
1.5 – “Persistent” cookies, which are not session-based, remain on a visitor’s computer, so that you can be recognised as a previous visitor when you next visit our Site. This allows us to collect information about your browsing habits whilst on our site, and this can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services.
1.6 – We do not store sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords in “persistent” cookies, and cookies in themselves, do not contain enough information to identify you. You will only become personally identifiable in relation to your browsing habits after you have formally submitted your personal data to us through this site through the contact us form, or CV submission.
1.7 – In addition to using cookies, we use Google Analytics, to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our site. In this respect the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use it for the same purposes.
1.8 – Any information that we acquire about you using cookies, or other web tools is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as any other information we collect about you, as outlined in this Policy and our Privacy Notice.
2. THE COOKIES USED ON OUR SITE
2.1 – Cookies set by our Site:
This cookie is set in order to work out whether you have seen and/ or clicked the “dismiss” button in the box that draws your attention to this Policy. This will appear the first time you enter our Site. This cookie is strictly necessary in order to enable you to provide your consent for us to set cookies on your browser.
2.2 – Cookies set by Google Analytics:
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Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. By default, Google Analytics sets four performance cookies in order to evaluate your use of the Site, including number of visits, duration of browsing and referring sites, and compiles reports for us on activity on the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States, with the exception of your IP Address. This information is not stored in entirety thanks to a feature of Google Analytics that anonymises your IP address information. Google may transfer the information that is does store to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
For more information about the way in which Google Analytics uses these cookies please visit the following link https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
2.3 – If you wish to know all the cookies we have set and how to delete or manage them, please refer to www.allaboutcookies.org.
3. HOW TO DISABLE/ ENABLE COOKIES
3.1 – You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser or by not clicking the “dismiss” button on the box that appears on the first page you see on our Site. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to Tools and Internet Options, where there is the option to change your settings to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if the cookies are disabled.
3.2 – You also have the ability to delete cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser and should search for “cookies” in your “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
3.3 – To delete only the cookies set by our Site in Internet Explorer, you must do the following:-
- In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
- On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Settings.
- Click the View files button.
- Click the Name column heading to sort all the files alphabetically, and then scroll down until you see files that begin with the prefix Cookie: All cookies will have that prefix, and they usually contain the name of the website that created the cookie.
- Right-click the cookie you want to delete, click Delete, and then click Yes.
- Close the window that contains the list of files, and then click OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.
3.4 – You should note that some websites store your member name, password, or other information about you in a cookie. If you delete that cookie, you might need to re-enter your personal information again the next time you visit the Site.
To delete only the cookies set by our Site, for example in Firefox, you must do the following:-
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then click Options
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Set Firefox to Use custom settings for history.
- Click Show Cookies…. The Cookies window will appear.
- In the Search field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.
- Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie
- Select the first cookie and press Shift + End to select all the cookies in the list.
- Click Close to close the Cookies window.
3.6 – To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On by clicking on this link – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and following the instructions.
4. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This Policy only covers this Site. If you follow a link from this Site to another website, you must refer to and read the privacy statement on that other website which you visit. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
5.1 – Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at 5 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG.