What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer and contain data specific to that user and website which can be accessed via the web server or the user's computer. This means the server can provide a web page which is bespoke to the user or can carry information across from one visit to the website to subsequent visits. Cookies can also be used to identify you every time you revisit a website.
What types of cookies are used?
Here's a list of the main types of cookies McDowell Training use, and what we use them for. We’ve described them using the categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce in the ICC UK Cookie Guide.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like online applications, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary we do not need to ask for your consent to use them. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many companies we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a website works. We might also use these cookies to highlight Pearson products or services which we think will be of interest to you based on your use of our websites. Unless you specifically decline, you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Below is a list of cookies used on the McDowell Training website and the reason they are used.
Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.
Most web browsers will allow you to block and delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device.
Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:
Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/