Cookies and similar technology

When you visit our sites or when you use our sites, apps and elearning platforms, we may collect personal data from you automatically using cookies or similar technology.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages of our sites, apps and elearning platforms are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our sites, apps and elearning platforms in order to tailor them to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better site, app or elearning platform, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept cookies or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our Site.

How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.
Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:

  • For Microsoft Internet Explorer: Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options” Click on the “privacy” tab Select the setting the appropriate setting
  • For Google Chrome: Choose Settings> Advanced Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”. Click “Cookies”
  • For Safari: Choose Preferences > Privacy Click on “Remove all Website Data”
  • For Mozilla firefox: Choose the menu “tools” then “Options” Click on the icon “privacy” Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
  • For Opera 6.0 and further: Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences” Privacy