Last Amended 25 June 2013
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small text files known as cookies.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website. This means the website can recognize your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.
- storing your preferences
- enabling a service to recognize your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task, e.g. filling out a web form or a web survey
- recognizing that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analyzing anonymized data to help us understand how people interact with the different aspects of our online services so we can make them better
Cookies used on this website
This website uses both first and third party cookies. All the cookies on this site are identified below and categorized according to whether they are first or third party.
First party cookies
These are cookies set by our website.
Purpose: Session management. These are "session-based" cookies used in order to ensure the smooth running of users' sessions. This classification includes remembering your selections or preferences that you've already made when looking at information or using a service
Benefit: To remember your selections or preferences that you've already made when looking at information or using a service on the site. To make it easier to log in again if you choose 'Remember me'.
Third party cookies
Linked to third party cookies
Linked to third party cookies are cookies placed by a third party website that this Clearblue website provides a link to.
Some of the pages in our website can be shared with third party websites, like Facebook and Twitter. Occasionally a cookie is used to by the third party to enable you to do this.
Purpose: Web Analytics/metrics. This category comprises cookies used to evaluate site performance in terms of number of visits, unique visitors, drop-off rate for transactions etc. We measure numbers and volumes of visitors to different parts of our site and this helps us ensure the service is fast and available when you want it. It also helps us ensure that different pages on our site are useful and easy to find.
Benefit: service is available when you want it and fast.
Google analytics cookie information: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
Our website contains some pages that display a Google map. When viewing these pages Google uses a cookie to store preferences and information.
Adobe Flash Player cookies
Our website may contains flash objects that may place a cookie on your computer.
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how.
For information on how to restrict or block the cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
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