WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that is placed on an internet user’s computer or mobile phone when you first visit a website or page. Cookies are typically made up of letters and numbers. They are stored on your computer by your internet browser, which are then sent back to the originating website, which recognises the cookie. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies visit aboutcookies.org.uk or scroll down for instructions on how to disable or delete them.
Like most websites, ASCUS uses first and third party cookies for several reasons:
- to make your visit to our website easier improve the quality of your user experience
- for technical reasons in order for our site to operate and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies.
- to enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site
By enabling cookies, a user’s preferences, information and general statistics can be stored. These statistics are things like how many people visit our website, what type of browser/technology they are using, and how long they spend on our site. These cookies help us to continuously measure and improve the performance of our website, and ultimately the user experience.
Third parties serve cookies through our sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This could include: Eventbrite, Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, please read each website’s cookies policy for information about how they will use your data. We will only collect information that is relevant to providing our online services. We will keep your information as long as permitted for our legitimate business purposes and for any retention period that we are legally required to meet.
You can withdraw your consent and remove or block cookies at any time using the settings in your browser, but in some cases this may impact your ability to use our website.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER
Here’s how to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies. The exact procedure depends on which browser you are using.