What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set in our Table of Cookies.

Most web browser settings are set for you to accept both our cookies and third party cookies. However, you are able to adjust those settings (in relation to both our own cookies and those of third parties) to accept the cookies, to prompt you to accept or refuse a cookie each time one is sent, or to reject all cookies outright.

If you wish to reject our cookies, you can configure your browser to do so, but please be aware that if you do, certain functionality of the website may not be available and your use of the website may therefore be diminished.

You can find out how to manage cookies for your browser here http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

How do ASGBI use cookies?

In common with standard industry practice, ASGBI uses cookies to track site usage. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable/allow you to move around our web sites. We also use cookies to improve our member's experience by remembering member's details so that you do not need to keep re-entering them when moving between member sections of our website.

Session cookies

We use session cookies when a member logs into the ASGBI website with their username and password. Once logged in, session cookies enable users to browse and view member-only content and remain logged in as they move between different web pages. Without these cookies, users would need to log in on every page. These cookies only remain for the duration of the visit and are deleted afterwards.

Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to analyse usage of our website. When anyone visits www.asgbi.org.uk (logged in as a member or not) we collect standard internet log information, and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of our website and to analyse how our website is performing. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Permanent and Temporary Cookies

A total of 7 permanent cookies and 1 temporary cookies were found during the audit. Persistent cookies outlast the user session. It will expire at some pre-determined time in the future, set by the website that created the cookie. Here is the breakdown of persistent and temporary cookies for asgbi.org.uk.






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What is our data policy?

ASGBI do not sell the information collected by cookies or disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example law enforcement agencies).

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