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EExAT Cookie Policy – April 2016

our use of cookies and other SIMILAR technologies

Cookies or other tracking technologies

In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use cookie technology on our site. Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer.

You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.  This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.  However, some of the services and features offered through our website may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

We use two types of cookies on our site:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. Without these cookies, the services you have subscribed for cannot be provided. They allow you to move around our site and use its features and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. They are deleted when you close the browser.

  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information in anonymous form about how visitors use our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to continually improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to improve the service we offer to you.  An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the internet.  Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.

We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.

Information from these types of cookies and technologies or about website usage is not combined with information about you from any other source.  None of the cookies or technologies that we use will personally identify you.



Website analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

No personal data is obtained, stored or shared by this site or by Google. Their privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy.

If you would like to Opt-out of this, Google has provided a browser tool that enables this. Click https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for more details.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Please contact us on the details below if you require information about disabling any cookies on our website.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.