What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
· To recognise your computer when you visit our website;
· To track you as you navigate our website;
· To improve the website’s usability;
· To analyse the use of our website;
· In the administration of this website;
· To prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
· To personalise our website for you;
What cookies do we use?
Here is a list of the main cookies we use:
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
· In Google Chrome, click “Settings”, “Advanced”, “Content Settings”, “Cookies” and unselect “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)” using the slider;
· In Firefox, click “Options”, “Privacy & Security” and select “Block cookies and site data”
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
· In Google Chrome, click “More tools”, “Clear browsing data…”, select the relevant options and then click “Clear data”;
· In Firefox, click “Options”, “Privacy & Security” and then “Clear Data…”.
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please label any communications as private and urgent.
Please note, when contacting the team for assistance the receiver may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request. This is for your safety and ours.
If you wish to find out more about your rights and the legislation, the supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office and their telephone helpline can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.
If you are dissatisfied with CFCCA’s response to your request for access to your data, or handling of your request to rectify or erase your data, you may report your concerns to the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/