What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you visit a website.
The EU Directive 2009/136/EC states that we can store cookies on your machine, if they are essential to the operation of this site, but that for all others we need your permission to do so.
SCCER EIP websites can use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the sites are used so that we can keep improving them for our users.
The types of cookies we use
The SCCER EIP likes to understand how visitors use our websites by using web analytics services. They count the number of visitors and tell us things about the visitors’ behaviour overall – such as identifying the search engine keywords that lead the user to the site, the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. For this purpose we use services such as Google Analytics to track web statistics. Google Analytics makes use of so-called “Cookies”, text programs which are stored on your computer and which make an analysis of your usage of the website possible. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Google uses this information to analyze your usage of this website, to create reports on the website activities for website operators and also to provide further services associated with the website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is a legal requirement or for data processing purposes on Google’s behalf. In no case will Google associate your IP address with any other data from Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by configuring your browser software appropriately, but if you do this you may not be able to make full use of all the functions available on this website. By using this website you expressly agree to allow the processing and analysis of the data pertaining to your use of the website by Google as described above for the purposes mentioned above.
How to control cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.