What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website to improve your user experience. A cookie will collect information relating to your use of the website; information about your device, such as the device’s “Internet Protocol” (IP) address and browser type; demographic data; and, if you arrived at our site via a link from a third-party site, the address of the linking page. If you are a registered subscriber, a cookie may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for verification purposes.
Cookies Used on this Site
Analytical Performance Cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a site; for instance, which pages are visited most often, or if visitors receive error notifications. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functional cookies are used to recognise users who return to our website. This can enable us to remember user preferences (for example, language choices) and to provide services to users, such as video players. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.
Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, these third-party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. The ESHTE team does not control the use of these third-party cookies and cannot access them as this is only possible for the party who originally set them.
Managing Cookies in your Browser
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your “Help” screen.