What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites place on the device you’re using to browse the site, with your permission. Cookies are commonly used to record some aspect of your visit to a site, such as choices you’ve made or preferences you’ve set during your visit. Cookies allow web applications to become more user friendly. With the aid of cookies, a web application can tailor its content to your likes and dislikes by remembering your preferences.
We may obtain information about your general internet use by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and deliver a better and more personalised service. The only cookies which our website uses are for analytical purposes so we can assess our demographic.
Keeping your personal information safe
Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email in a format that can be read by others. The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web enabled device to obtain information about you or your family, or read any material kept on your hard drive.
We do use a small number of cookies that store encrypted versions of information where you have asked us to, such as the ‘Remember me’ function that allows us to remember your account username for subsequent visits. However, as this is encrypted, only The Partnership can read this information. The website that places a cookie owns that cookie. This means only that website and other sites that it has agreed to share information with, can read the information stored using a cookie.
Links to sites provided by others
If you follow a link from our website to another website, please be aware that the owner of the other website will have their own privacy and cookie policies for their site. We recommend you read their policies, as we are not responsible or liable for what happens on their site.
How to manage and switch off cookies
As stated at the head of this document, the requirements that online providers have to meet when using cookies have changed from an opt-out regime to one of informed consent. Without your consent, our website cannot place a cookie on your device. Consent can only be informed if a user knows what they are involving themselves in. Therefore, by reading this document and continuing to use our site, you are giving us your ‘informed consent’.
Also, your web browser provides settings that allow you to manage or switch off cookies. If you do switch off cookies, remember that you may not be able to use all of the services on our website. You can find out more about cookie law at: EU Cookie Directive
The types of cookies we use on this site
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