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Cookies on TECHBOARD’s websites

Most websites use cookies to improve the user experience by "remembering" you, helping you to navigate them efficiently and perform certain functions. The European Union e-Privacy Directive requires that website owners must provide users with clear and comprehensive information about cookies or similar devices used on their websites and the users must provide consent to the usage of these devices.

 

DEFINITION

Cookies are small, often encrypted text files that are created and stored on a user's computer or mobile device by a website’s server when you access the website. The website can then retrieve and read the data held to "remember" you and provide certain functions.

The amount of data held in the cookie determines what functionality it provides and can range from simply remembering the items selected on a previous page through to remembering which items were bought from another site and providing advertising for similar products.

 

TYPES OF COOKIES

Cookies can be divided into different types of cookies based on their use:

Essential cookies. These cookies are necessary to enable you to move about a website or to provide certain features requested.

Analytic/Performance Cookies. These cookies are used to collect data on how a site is being used to enable the owners to tailor the sites structure of content. The data collected is normally anonymous and may be analysed by a third party, e.g. Google.

Functional cookies. These cookies enhance the functionality of a website by remembering your preferences, e.g. which town/ city you live in.

Social Media and Third-party Websites cookies. TECHBOARD’s websites, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video. Disabling these cookies is likely to break the functions offered by these third parties. On the other hand, to facilitate easy sharing or liking of content on social network platforms, we have included on our websites links to social networks. We also may insert contents from partners’ and media’s websites. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network or depend on the  partners’ and media’s websites; they will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks or websites.

Behavioural Advertising cookies. These third party cookies collect data on your browsing activity and this data is then used to provide tailored advertising based on this activity over time.

 

HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (when you exit/ shut down the browser) in which case they are called Session Cookies, or can be stored on the computer in between browsers sessions, in which case they are called Persistent Cookies.

 
WHAT YOU CAN DO IF DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT THE COOKIES USED

By continuing to use this website, you agree to having the cookies detailed above stored on your device. You may refuse to accept cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, however, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the site.

If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies from this sites or others, the Help function within your browser will guide you through the process.

The most common web browsers and their instructions are listed below:

Internet Explorer: Block or allow cookies

Google Chrome: Manage cookies and site data

Mozilla Firefox: Block cookies for a single site

Opera: Cookies

Safari: Managing cookies

The website www.aboutcookies.org also contains additional detailed guides on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, TECHBOARD's system will issue cookies when you log on to the site.