What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that web sites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make web sites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data with third parties.
Highlighting menus and logging onto the website
If you log into this website (to update your details, carry out a purchase etc.) then we store any details that we need to on our server. To link your “session” data on our server with your browser session a small cookie is placed in your browser – containing an anonymised link to the session. As soon as you close your browser this session cookie is deleted.
We determine that both these types of cookies are essential to the running of the website.
This cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables the EACR to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns we serve on Facebook. In particular it enables us to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the EACR web site.
To opt-out please see https://www.facebook.com/adpreferences
Links to other Websites
We will refer to or establish relations with companies, organisations and public bodies that will enable you to access their websites directly from our website.
We will try to provide you with links to high quality, reputable websites which we believe will be of interest and relevant to you, but please note that such third party websites are not under our control and we do not contribute to the content of such websites.
When you click through to any of these websites you leave the area controlled by the EACR. We cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising in connection with the third party’s use of your data, the website content or the services offered to you by these websites.
You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences.
Changing your cookie preferences
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.
An online guide is available if you have difficulties trying to change your browser settings.
Further information about cookies and how to control their use is available from All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.
Any changes to this policy made by the EACR will be posted here and will take effect immediately. This policy was last updated on 17 February 2021.