To find out more about Cookies and how to disable them if you wish, please read below.
What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your browser preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. A Cookie file itself does not contain or collect personal information such as name, email address or mailing address.
The rules on Cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, e.g. Flash Cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules. Cookies are not harmful to your computer. Cookies are simple, tiny, text files. They are stored on your computer and are incapable of performing any tasks or functions.
When you use the Kingston Unity website, a cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows Kingston Unity and elected third parties to recognise you and make your next visit easier and more useful.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies:
Session Cookies – These Cookies store your browser information and will be deleted when you leave our site and close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – These files stay in one of the browser’s sub-folders until they are deleted manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the Persistent Cookie’s file.
When you use and access this website, we may place a number of Cookie files in your web browser.
We use both Session and Persistent Cookies on the Kingston Unity website and the Professional Introducers’ log-in platform.
Data retention and Cookies
We ensure that all personal information that we control adheres to our Data Protection and Retention Policy. This includes any browser data stored within platforms such as Facebook and Google Analytics. Information will be stored on these platforms for 14 months before it is deleted. Retained data that could help identify a web visitors location has been amended to ensure anonymisation.
How can I control my Cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies;
- allow all cookies;
- block third-party cookies;
- clear all cookies when you close the browser;
- open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
- install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
The following links will provide you with the information you need to control cookies within your browser:
- Internet Explorer Cookie Information
- Chrome Browser Cookie Information
- Firefox Browser Cookie Information
- Safari Browser Cookie Information
- Opera Browser Cookie Information
For more information on the data we collect and store, please visit our Privacy Notice.